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LINDE, Tilia europea
Parts used: Flowers
Constituents: Volatile oil, Flavonoids; quercitin, Saponins, Tannins, Mucilage, Phenolic acids, Benzodiazepine like constituents
Actions Indications
Relaxant Sedative To the nervous and cardiac system. Restlessness, insomnia, hysteria, nervous tension, agitated depression, headaches, migraine, muscle tension. Blood noses, mouth wash for bleeding gums, high cholesterol
Hypertension, phlebitis, varicose veins, angina pectoris
Diaphoretic (Hot infusion); Fevers, influenza, common colds
Anti-spasmodic Upper respiratory catarrh, irritable coughs
Diuretic Mild (Cold); gallstones, urinary stones
Astringent Historically used for epilepsy. Fresh leaves very nutritive, for cooking
Herbal extract, 15-30mL per week
Energetics: Warm; secondary cooling, sweet, astringent, pungent, dry
Contraindications: Hypotension
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