Linden Leaf And Flower Cut & Sifted

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Linden comes from several species of deciduous lime trees native to temperate zones within Europe and North America. Various legends surround this herb, such as the belief that it offers protection from lightning. Perhaps this is why these trees are frequently planted along city streets.

Linden species are also noted for longevity, with some surviving for nearly 1,000 years. The dried leaf and fragrant flower make a sweet, mild-tasting tea. Because linden contains compounds with astringent properties, the herb is also used to make topical infusions, salves and lotions for the skin.

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approximate cups to one pound10
origineastern europe
active compoundsCaffeic acid, Tannins, Volatile oil, Flavonoids, Benzodiazepine-like compounds, Mucilage.
plant part usedflowers, leaves
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in an airtight container away from direct light, drafts and moisture.
appearance & aromaPale green stems, leaves and flowers.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil, alcohol or hot water for use in salves, lotions and other cosmetics.
culinaryUse in tea blends and to make syrups and lozenges.
safetyCheck with your doctor before using this herb if you have a heart condition. May increase the effects of blood pressure medications. This herb may also cause drowsiness.

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linden leaf and flower

Mild and pleasant tasting.

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linden leaf and flower

Linden is a species of deciduous tree that occurs naturally throughout Europe and North America. Although it is sometimes called lime tree, it is no relation to the citrus fruit. In fact, linden is in the Malvaceae family, which includes basswood and mallows.

The flowers and leaves have long been used to make toiletries and cosmetics due to their mucilage and flavonoid content. The herb is also used in teas and to make soothing syrups and lozenges. Although linden is associated with promoting relaxation, it is non-narcotic. However, be aware that this herb may increase the effects of anxiety medications and other prescription drugs.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.