Botanical Name – Tilia americana & cordata

Family: Malvaceae

Energetics: cool, moist, relaxant

Taste: sweet, slightly salty, musty

Parts used: flowers and leaves

Affinities: cardiovascular and nervous systems

Actions: demulcent, anti-inflammatory, nervine, sedative, hypotensive, anodyne, relaxing diaphoretic

Preparations: tea, bath tea, tincture, food

Cautions: Generally regarded as safe for all ages. 

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Linden is a great herb to work with when you just need a hug. It is comforting when the world seems out of control.
  • For the heart, linden is a modulating effect on blood pressure meaning that it just evens things out. It lowers the blood pressure if it’s too high and gives things a boost when the blood pressure is too low. 
  • When you feel emotionally dried out and your nerves feel frazzled, linden tea is what you need. With its cooling and moistening effects, linden is like putting moisturizer on your nerves. It just makes you feel better.
  • Linden helps with nerve pain in a variety of different forms including fibromyalgia, tension headaches, MS, menstrual cramps, nerve pain from injury, and it helps with nerve pain from viruses such as the herpes viruses.


**This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. It is for educational purposes only.

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