The lime tree
Linden belongs to the family of tiliaceae and originates in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a very long-lived tree with considerable dimensions and is also equipped with a vast root system. It has asymmetrical and petiolate leaves and produces hermaphrodite flowers with a calyx and a corolla of five yellow petals that have numerous tufts at the base. We find linden in parks, private gardens and urban villas because it is a magnificent ornamental tree but in addition to being admired for its beauty, it is greatly appreciated for the therapeutic qualities that are contained in the bark and flowers. In the official pharmacopoeia, the flowers are used with the name of Tillia flores and contain substances such as tannins and mucilages. The flowers not only provide nectar for honey but are used to prepare healing infusions.
Medicinal properties of linden
There are many medicinal properties of the linden which is a truly appreciated plant in the field of phytotherapy because of the innumerable therapeutic properties. The bark has astringent properties and is used in the form of an infusion, to make enemas to people with continuous episodes of diarrhea or with irritable colon. Linden flowers are collected in June or July and left to dry. They are then used in phytotherapy to treat bronchial attacks because they have sweat, emollient, calming and vasodilating properties. In addition, linden is also important for calming anxiety attacks and with relaxing baths prepared with infusions, it can eliminate stress. The Linden also calms intestinal pain, colic, is hypertensive and excellent for gargling.