Botanical Name: Tilia europaea (Certified Organic)
Origin: Croatia / Albania
Linden is a species of deciduous tree that is native to Europe and North America. The tree is noted for its longevity, sometimes living for nearly 1000 years. It produces tiny aromatic flowers that attract bees.
The vitamins, antioxidants, and essential oils found in Linden tea can provide important health benefits. For example, folk medicine in various cultures around the world has used Linden tea for diuretic effects, and for its diaphoretic properties (helps encourage sweating, which can help expel toxins through the skin and/or break a fever).Linden tea also has several sedative properties, which can assist with falling asleep, reducing anxiety, calming restless nerves, and helping address hyperactivity in kids.
Reducing Inflammation and Pain
Being able to reduce inflammation is an important part of any medical treatment. Quercetin, an antioxidant found in Linden tea, has been proven to be effective against inflammation, especially in the heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system.Linden tea has also been shown to alleviate pain, particularly pain that is related to heat, skin irritations, and muscle and joint spasms. Additionally, Linden tea has a calming nervine known as antispasmodic. This nervine can be helpful in easing cramps and spasms that cause migraines, muscle tightening, and menstrual cramps.
Alleviating Stress and Anxiety
Tilia tomentosa Moench bud extracts (TTBEs) are in the Linden tree. Studies have shown that this compound is effective in reducing anxiety and alleviating stress. The Linden tree contains anxiolytic, an essential oil that can reduce anxiety by limiting the ability of the body to get excited. This also helps explain its ability to help calm hyperactivity in kids.
Lowering Blood Pressure
Components in the Linden tree and in its leaves and flowers can act as a vasodilator, which is a chemical reaction that dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. It is also classified as a hypotensive herb that has flavonoid tiliroside, a compound that has been shown to reduce hypertension.