Linden is a tall and branched tree with a dense crown. The leaves are alternate with an irregular heart shape. The flowers are collected in partial shade. The inflorescences of the small-leaved and medium-leaved linden are small, usually 5-7, even up to 15 flowers, and the large-leaved linden has 2-5 large flowers. The small-leaved linden blooms at the latest towards the middle of summer - after the large-leaved and silver-leaved.
The silver-leaved linden is the most widespread in Bulgaria. The other two species are less common in the forests, on the stony slopes of the foothills and mountains. They are also grown as ornamental trees.
Inflorescences with and without bracts collected during flowering are used.
Strong pathogenic and picochogenic action, antispasmodic, tonic, antimicrobial. The healing effect of the herb is due to the essential oil, tannins and mucilaginous substances contained in it.
Linden has a beneficial effect on:
- acute catarrh of the upper respiratory tract. It is used as an expectorant in diseases of the respiratory tract (bronchitis, pneumonia, catarrh, angina), in high fever, rheumatic pains, neuritis;
- laryngitis, tracheobronchitis;
- mild diuretic, urinary tract diseases;
The external use of an infusion or decoction of chamomile is used as a gargle for diseases of the throat and oral cavity. As a decoction: externally for burns, skin rashes, joint pains, inflamed hemorrhoids.
In Bulgarian folk medicine, linden flower is used for skin rashes, measles, stomach pains, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, epilepsy, hysteria, hoarse voice, for sweating during colds.
For baths as a depressant; boiled in vinegar - against hair loss; for gargling against sore throat; for applying compresses in rheumatic pains and bruises.
For external use, prepare a decoction of 100 g of linden flower and 2 liters of water.
For gargling, prepare a decoction of 20 g of linden flower per 250 g of boiling water, and 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda can also be added to the warm decoction.
Pour 2 tablespoons of the herb with 500 ml of boiling water. Soak for 1 hour. Drink 100 ml before meals instead of water.
An infusion of 1 tablespoon of linden flower per 250 g of boiling water is prepared. After about 20 minutes, strain the infusion and drink it hot.
Where to buy linden?
You can find Linden in the form of a dry herb or filter tea in "Zdravnitza".
You can place your order online. We deliver our products to products in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Thailand.
You can also buy linden on the local stores of "Zdravnitza":
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 Neofit Rilski str.
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1303 Sofia, Bulgaria
74 Odrin str.