TILIA from LA LEONESA is made from the Tilia
trees growing wild in the region of the Picos de Europa (a mountainous
region in Spain). A delicately flavored tea made from the flowers
of the common linden tree (Tilia europea)
helps calm anxiety and nervousness, bringing you relaxation.
does linden work?
Linden contains flavinoides (especially quercetin
and kanempferol), caffeic, and other acids, muscilage (about 3%),
tannins, volatile oil (0.02- 0.1%), and traces of benzodiazepine-like
compounds. The flavinoides improve circulation.
Linden is an antispasmotic, sweat-inducing, and
sedative remedy. It relieves tensions and sinus headaches, helping
to calm the mind and allow easy sleep. Linden is an excellent remedy
for stress and panic, and is used to treat nervous palpitations.
The flowers bring relief to colds and flu by reducing nasal congestion
and soothing fever.
Linden flowers are commonly taken to lower high
blood pressure, particularly when emotional factors are involved.
How much should I use?
Linden tea is traditionally drunk as a digestive
or, like chamomile, as an after dinner drink to induce peaceful
sleep. Some people drink it to relieve headaches. Linden tea is
an after-dinner staple in many European countries and can be enjoyed
every day, safely.
History and Folklore
The flowers have long been used in folk medicine
to soothe anxiety, either taken as a tea or added to bath water.
During World War II, linden tea was prescribed for its mildly tranquilizing
effect. In Eastern Europe, linden flowers are a traditional remedy
for high blood pressure, and have been considered helpful for soothing
The dried flowers are honey scented
and make one of the best known and most pleasant tasting herbal
teas commonly served throughout Europe.
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