It is also known as Linden Flowers or Tilia.
Lime flower has both tranquilizing and stimulating qualities. Herbal tea is taken to ease insomnia, relieve tension and anxiety, to calm children who are excitable or restless, and to reduce muscle tension.
This herb was once thought to be so effective at treating epilepsy that a person could be cured by sitting beneath the tree.
It is used to relieve headaches, indigestion, diarrhoea and hysteria.
It is also a pleasant tasting remedy for menstrual cramps, colic and cramping. Due to the bioflavonoids in lime flower and its relaxing qualities, this herb is good for lowering high blood pressure and easing arteriosclerosis, along with treating palpitations and coronary heart disease. Benefits of taking this herbal remedy include reducing fever, especially in children, and it can help congestion of blocked nasal passages.
It is a
- Sedative nerve tonic
- Anti-spasmodic (ie. alleviates spasms and cramps)
- Diaphoretic (ie. induces sweating)
Dried lime flowers may be added to a baby’s bath to improve eczema
It can be used for
- Anxiety, nervousness
- Easily excitable behaviour
It is helpful in the early stages of flu and fevers.