(Tilia x Europaea)
What is common linden tree and what it is used for?
Lime tree or linden tree is a deciduous tree of the Tiliaceae family. This tree produces very characteristic flowers, consumed in infusions primarily for its calming properties.
Linden has sedative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, analgesic and demulcent properties.
It can also be used to cure headaches and has mild antibiotic activity against infections.
What contraindications common linen has?
Common linden blossomed. The flowers are the part of this plant that are usually taken in infusion
It has few contraindications and it lacks toxicity. It is one of the recommended pediatric plant remedies for children, because it has no side effects
. However, some special health care should be taken when taking remedies with plants. If you have questions about treatment, you should consult your doctor.
– Pregnancy: The use of lime is not recommended during pregnancy. There are no studies to evaluate the safety of this plant during this stage. Consult your doctor before taking it.
– Heart disease: it is recommended that people with heart disease, or taking heart medication, do not take this plant.