Lime Blossom, Tilia europea
Parts used: Flowers.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Flavonoids; quercitin, Saponins, Tannins, Mucilage, Phenolic acids, Benzodiazepine like constituents.
Actions: Diaphoretic, Relaxant, Anti-spasmodic, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Hypotensive, Mild Astringent, Sedative.
Indications:
(Hot infusion); Fevers, influenza, common colds, upper respiratory catarrh, irritable coughs, restlessness, insomnia, hysteria, nervous tension, agitated depression, headaches, migraine, muscle tension.
(Cold); gallstones, urinary stones.
Hypertension, phlebitis, varicose veins, angina pectoris.
Blood noses, mouth wash for bleeding gums, high cholesterol.
To the nervous and cardiac system.
Tinnitus - ringing in the ears, anxiety. ess oil for stress.
Historically used for epilepsy. Fresh leaves very nutritive, for cooking.
Herbal extract: 15-30mL per week.
Energetics: sweet, astringent, pungent, dry, Warm; secondary cooling. Dosha: V+PK-.
Meridians: lung, liver.
Caution: Hypotension.