Common names:- Small-leaved Linden or Little-leaf Linden.
Species: T. cordata
Linden flowers are a traditional herbal remedy made into an herbal tea called ‘Tilleul’ , considered to be of value as an anti-inflammatory in a range of respiratory problems: colds, fever, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, and cough.
The tea is also good for aiding indigestion, calming hysteria fits, vomiting, and palpitations.
- T. americana is used medicinally.
- Linden tea has a pleasing taste, due to the aromatic volatile oil found in the flowers.
- The flowers, leaves, wood, and charcoal are used for medicinal purposes.
- Linden flowers are used in colds, cough, fever, infections, inflammation, high blood pressure, headache ( migraine), as a diuretic, antispasmodic, and sedative. The flowers were added to baths to quell hysteria, and steeped as a tea to relieve anxiety-related indigestion, irregular heartbeat, and vomiting.
- The leaves are used to promote sweating to reduce fevers.
- Charcoal is ingested to treat intestinal disorders and used topically to treat edema or infection.
Common name:- Basswood.
Species: T. americana
The foliage and flowers are both edible, though many prefer only to eat the tender young leaves.
Common name:- Lime trees.
The flowers are also used for herbal teas and tinctures.
- This is the medicinal herb.
- The dried flower, leaves, and wood are used for medicine.
- Linden leaf is used for colds, stuffy nose, sore throat, breathing problems (bronchitis), headaches, fever .
- It is also used for rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), nervous tension, trouble sleeping (insomnia), problems with bladder control (incontinence), and muscle spasms.
- Linden leaf is also used to cause sweating and increase urine production.
- Linden wood is used for liver disease and gallbladder disease, and for infection and swelling beneath the skin.
- Charcoal made from linden wood is used for intestinal disorders.