Latin: Tilia spp.
Parts Used: Leaves, flowers
Taste/Energetics: Cooling, sweet, slightly bitter, astringent, aromatic
Properties: Diaphoretic, nervine relaxant, carminative, expectorant, hypotensive, antispasmodic
Actions: This is one of my favorite go-to herbs for stress relief. Linden helps to soothe and relax an overburdened nervous system. Very helpful for those feeling grief, sadness, fear or shock from trauma. This is a gentle herb that is good for kids, elderly and infirm alike, and generally can be taken by people who take medications. Traditionally, this herb has also been used to cool a fever and to improve digestion.
Dosage: Best as tea. 1-2 tsp to one cup of hot water infused for 10 mins.
Linden monograph by Rosalee de la Foret