Linden (lime blossoms)
Bio-Live: Linden is a key herb in Bio-Live Sleep.
Description: The common lime is a large deciduous tree 40-50m with reddish bark and buds. The leaves are broadly ovate, alternate to 10cm long. Dull green above with axillary tufts beneath. The flowers are fragrant, yellowish, drooping cymes, the fruit globose, 1-3 seeded faintly 5 ribbed. Flowers harvested early summer.
Habit and cultivation: Originally from Europe and grows well in the cooler areas of New Zealand and Australia. Grown from seed, cuttings or grafting and needs cool deep soils in open sunny situations. Frost resistant but drought tender. Often planted in parks.
Actions (known for): Diaphoretic, relaxant, diuretic, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic, mild astringent and sedative.
Parts used: Flowers with their bracts harvested early summer.
Constituents (bio available chemicals): Volatile oil, up to 0.1%, containing farnesol. Flavonoids: hesperidin and quercetin. Saponins. Tannins approx: 2%. Mucilage approx 3%.
Nutritional constituents: Hesperidin and quercetin.
Indications: Anxiety, common cold, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, insomnia, migraine and nervous tension.
Dosage: Liquid extract (1:2): 15-30ml per week. Infusion of dried herb: 2-4g 3 x daily.
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