The medicinal properties of linden blossom - use in traditional medicine recipes and contraindications

In Russia there are many unique and amazing trees, one of such trees is linden. The tree itself is unusually beautiful, and its flowers and bark are a storehouse of elements that are useful to the human body, therefore they make infusions and decoctions that are used in cosmetology, medicine. In this article, the medicinal properties of lime blossom and contraindications to its use will be considered.

What is lime color

The tree grows in a temperate climate, in central Russia. It occurs mainly in Europe and some places in Asia Minor. Life expectancy is 350 years. An interesting fact - linden appeared before the era of dinosaurs, is considered the oldest of all deciduous trees. Linden flowers are usually called linden flowers. This is an excellent immunomodulator with healing and strengthening properties. Contains essential oils, vitamins. Used for the preparation of decoctions, is part of the medicinal fees. Gathering linden flowers in June-July.


The healing properties of linden are due to its chemical composition. The plant has tannins, flavonoids, contains salicylic acid derivatives, essential oils, a large number of trace elements, minerals. Linden flowers contain essential oils (up to about 10%), giving the same unique aroma. Of the elements useful for humans, it contains: vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, carotene.


Linden blossom is used in the production of medical and cosmetic preparations. Healing compounds are used in the treatment of colds, to eliminate stomach pains, for the treatment of kidneys, liver, and dermatological diseases. Infusion wipe the site of insect bites to eliminate itching. The broth is used in cosmetology, diseases of the oral cavity and for the treatment of a large list of diseases. Taking linden tea with a cold, you will very soon notice how the ailment recedes, because this drink is an excellent immunomodulator.

Indications for use

The beneficial properties of linden help strengthen the human body. It is no coincidence that decoctions made from it are used as an effective remedy for some ailments. The course of treatment of linden can relieve colds, gynecological and urological diseases. Linden is used to treat kidney disease, stomatitis, and medicinal linden baths along with tea can strengthen the nervous system.


Although linden is a plant that can be purchased independently without a doctor's prescription, not everyone can use it. The decoction made on the basis of the plant has a diuretic effect, so it can not be used for certain diseases of the kidneys. It is not recommended to drink lime decoctions with poor blood coagulation, because they dilute it. In addition, the broth is capable of producing a diaphoretic effect, so they should not get involved in cores.

What is useful lime color

A plant with regular use brings tremendous benefits to the whole body. It vitamins, relieves stress. A decoction of flowers has an antimicrobial effect. Due to the fact that linden decoctions have an anti-inflammatory effect, they are often prescribed as an anti-cold remedy. Using a decoction from the plant, you can get rid of cuts in the bladder, improve the outflow of bile from the liver. In addition, dry linden flowers are used when brewing tea, because with it the usual mug of tea turns into a soothing drink.

For women

Since ancient times, decoctions of herbs have been used to maintain women's health and beauty. This plant is now used in gynecology and cosmetology. Nutritionists prescribe linden tea for weight loss as an additional source of useful trace elements and to reduce hunger. Linden decoction is used as an anti-aging, tonic for the face. Dry skin for moisturizing can be wiped with warm infusion, and cold infusion relieve swelling.

To create a tonic, you need 1 cup of linden infusion, in which you need to dissolve 2 teaspoons of honey. A person with this decoction is wiped 2 times a day. Such a homemade tonic has a rejuvenating effect, gives the skin elasticity, improves its tone. For hair, you can make a special moisturizing mask. Take half a glass of broth, add honey, olive oil (you can use sea buckthorn or ordinary sunflower instead). Use a linden mask 2 times a week, which will give your hair extra shine, elasticity and an unforgettable aroma.

For men

Linden decoctions are suitable for the treatment of not only female ailments, but also male ones. It is not by chance that urologists prescribe them to men as effective agents that are part of complex therapy. For example, a wonderful remedy for prostatitis is made from the coal of burnt linden. Coal is crushed, then brewed with boiling water as coffee, applied 1 time a day for 1 glass for 7 days. Such a drink has an antispasmodic effect, relieves pain.

For kids

Linden is available as a part of fees for the treatment of colds in children. Many doctors recommend using decoctions of the plant to cure intestinal colic. Linden inflorescences contain substances important for the development of the child’s body: microelements, minerals and vitamin C, so the tea prepared on their basis will not only be tasty and aromatic, but very useful for your child.

How to brew lime color

To prepare aromatic tea with the addition of a plant, you need to take a regular portion of black tea, designed for 1 teapot and supplement it with a spoon of dried inflorescences, here you can add honey. To prepare the infusion, you need to pour 3 tbsp. tablespoons of flowers with a glass of boiling water, leave for about 15 minutes under a closed lid. Take 3 times a day before meals. For a decoction, you need a spoonful of dry raw materials, which you need to pour 1 cup boiling water and put on fire. Boil for about 30 minutes over low heat.

The use of lime in traditional medicine

The beneficial properties of the plant contribute to getting rid of many ailments. How useful are linden flowers and what can be made of them? Decoctions of dry inflorescences of the plant are used for:

  • lower sugar levels;
  • treatment of joints, gynecological, urological, endocrine diseases, diabetes, urolithiasis;
  • with fatigue, inflammation of the kidneys, bronchitis, colds, flu, joint diseases;
  • linden tea is used to relieve swelling, to treat colds, as a vitaminizing, immunomodulating agent that accelerates metabolic processes.

With a cold

Linden inflorescences perfectly help get rid of colds. Decoctions prepared from them act as an antipyretic and bactericidal agent, and gargle with infusions. Brewing linden with a cold is necessary according to a specific recipe:

  1. If you are concerned about coughing, heat, use a recipe: pour 2 teaspoons of raw materials with a glass of boiling water, close the lid tightly, let it brew for an hour.
  2. If you have a sore throat, prepare a special mixture for gargling: pour 2 cups boiling water 4 tbsp. tablespoons of inflorescences, let it brew for 20 minutes, cool and add a little honey. This infusion gargle 4-6 times a day.

For kidney treatment

Linden decoctions are effective for the treatment of the genitourinary sphere and kidneys, because the components that make up the plant have an anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect. The medicine for polyarthritis is prepared as follows: 3 tbsp. spoons of lime are ground and mixed with the same amount of honey. Take 3 times a day for 1 teaspoon until the general condition improves.

To prepare a remedy for uric acid diathesis and for the treatment of a disease such as cystitis, it is necessary to brew 2 tbsp. spoons of inflorescences with boiling water. From urolithiasis helps get rid of linden infusion, created from 2 tbsp. tablespoons of dry raw materials and 2 glasses of hot water. Use this product every night before going to bed for 2 weeks. It will help get rid of cuts, remove sand from the urethra.

For headaches

With increased excitability, stress, increased anxiety, insomnia, make yourself a hot bath with the addition of linden essential oil - a few drops will be enough. Taking these baths three times a week, you will soon notice a positive effect. Linden is also effective for hypertension: pour 2 teaspoons of dry color with boiling water, let it brew for 20-30 minutes.

For joint diseases

With rheumatism of the joints, brew 2 tablespoons of boiling water with a few tablespoons of dry raw materials and boil over low heat for half an hour. Then let it brew, and then add half a tablespoon of fine table salt. With this tool, do lotions for the night. The course of treatment with this method is 1 week. Using poultices from linden leaves, they eliminate joint pain. With gout, linden leaves must be doused with boiling water, then immediately, until they have cooled, put on the joints and wrap with a warm towel.

In gynecology

How useful is linden for women in addition to being used in cosmetology? The plant contains phytohormones, which in their composition are similar to estrogen. The phytoestrogens contained in the linden act on the female body like hormones naturally produced. Use linden tea to normalize hormonal levels during menopause and for cycle disorders. If you are concerned about pain during PMS, drink 3-4 days before the onset of menstruation, linden broth 2 times a day before meals. Such therapy will relieve you of pain.

Attention! The information presented in the article is for guidance only. Materials of the article do not call for independent treatment. Only a qualified doctor can make a diagnosis and give recommendations for treatment based on the individual characteristics of a particular patient.

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