Linden flower tea has been called the “nectar of kings” because of its impressive health benefits. Find out what these are and how you can make the most of the healing qualities of linden flowers.
Linden flower tea chases away colds
Linden flower tea is used both as a diaphoretic, a remedy to induce sweating and lower fever, and as an antidepressant, sedative, and relaxant. It is also used externally to treat skin conditions such as eczema, rashes, wounds, and bruises.
One of the main uses of linden flower tea is as an adjuvant in the treatment of colds, coughs, and flu. The flowers contain a powerful substance that helps soothe irritated throat membranes and decrease mucus production.
Linden flowers are also rich in antioxidant flavonoids and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation of the airways. In addition, they may help to reduce fever.
Linden, an excellent cure for the stomach
Linden flowers soothe abdominal pain, digestion and help to eliminate intestinal gas; in short, they reduce gastrointestinal discomfort. Their anti-spasmodic action also relieves spasms in the intestinal tract.
Linden flowers are also classified as a nerve tonic. They have a sedative effect and relax the cardiovascular system, which in turn leads to stress reduction. They are useful in treating nervous palpitations and insomnia.
Linden prevents heart disease
Linden flower tea also helps to maintain the flexibility and elasticity of the arteries, preventing the risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke.
Linden infusion is made from one to three teaspoons of flowers added to a cup of hot water. Leave to infuse for 5 to 15 minutes, and then strain. Linden flower tea has no contraindications.