Parts used: Flowers
Anti-spasmodic, astringent (mild), diaphoretic, diuretic, nervine, tonic
Linden, or lime blossom, is well known as a relaxing remedy for use in nervous tension. It has a reputation as a prophylactic against the development of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. It is considered to be a specific in the treatment of raised blood pressure. Its relaxing action combined with a general effect upon the circulatory system give linden a role in the treatment of some forms of migraine. The diaphoresis combined with the relaxation explains its value in feverish colds and flu.
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