Linden Flower: The European linden and the American basswood tree are a lovely tree which flowers contain Tilia that include flavonoids, tannins, amino acids, and more. Linden has a sedative effect, and were historically used to treat children with hyperactivity or fever. It has been well suited in treating symptoms of kidney hypertension, dark urine, and edema, yet its cooling properties work wonders on herpes.
Treats: hyperactivity, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety, nervous headache, migraine, convulsion in children, influenza, fever, colds, coughs, mucus in trachea and lungs, indigestion, nervous vomiting, painful digestion, colic, diarrhea, heart palpitations, arteriosclerosis and hypertension, dark urine, edema, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine pain, bearing down sensation, inflammation of the genitalia, fever w/ sweat, fever, chills, shivering, pain associated w/ heat irritation and spasm, itchy skin, burning eruptions, sores, herpes, shingles, (bark from tree is beaten to soft fiber, simmered in cream or milk and water to make soothing poultice)
Usage: Tincture to be made, but tea is widely used w/ the fresh or dry flowers. Steep for 10 min., then drink.