LINDEN TEA: THE HEALTH-GIVING NECTAR
This tea which originates from the temperate climates of Europe and North America is made from the bark, leaves and flowers of the linden tree. It has different names like silver lime, lime flower, lime tree or basswood. There are two species of it which is the tilia cordata, the winter linden or small-leaved linden and the tilia platyphyllos, summer linden or large-leaved linden.
The linden tree flower is the part of the plant that is most valued. They have a small size, a yellowish-white colour and a very lovely fragrance. If they are dried, they have a mild sweet taste and are fairly sticky. Linden tree has small fruits that are round, sticky, sweet and cream coloured just like the flowers and mucilaginous. Wines and cordials can be made from the flowers and because of their nice smell are used for skin care products. To brew a linden tea, the flowers, bark and leaves are used.
Health Uses of Linden Tea
With linden, you can make a healthful cup of tea because it has volatile oils, tannins, soothing mucilage, antioxidant flavonoids and a lot of vitamins. These elements altogether offer several and varied health benefits, so let’s look at it.
With this tea, you can end a day of stress because it will calm and relax you. It will also help with your migraine and headache while soothing your nerves. Because of its calming effect, it is a nice to drink to have when your brain has been working all day with study or work.
With a cup of linden tea, you could take a break to be well rested and then feel fresh to begin again the next day. One good thing that is also known about this herb is that it can be taken by children. They can also take delight in taking this tea or even in bath have a relaxed linden herb in those moments they have that restless or irritable feeling. It is good for hyperactive kids; so they can be given a relaxing bath before they sleep.
Being stressed can come with digestive issues such as vomiting and indigestion especially for those that their stomachs are weak. Your route to recovery is not far off, what this herbal tea does is that it soothes your digestive tract which relieves your indigestion. It reduces spasms around the muscle in the digestive tract thus getting rid of stomach aches. Because it stimulates the digestive process, appetite is improved. A Linden infusion helps with an irritable bowel disorder, ulcers, flatulence, bloating and diarrhoea. One of the huge benefits of linden tea is that it is capable of treating gastro cardiac syndrome. This is when plenty gas forces your stomach up and thus stressing your heart.
Detoxification and Cleansing Use
This tea is quite beneficial for those that have issues with their gallbladder (not for gallstones, however). It promotes the flow of bile while stimulating the function of the liver. This benefit is particularly enjoyed when the inner bark of the linden tree is used to prepare the tea