Linden (Tilia species) is common in northern temperate regions. The tree can reach heights of eighty feet and the wood is prized by many. Linden flowers, fresh or dried, can be used medicinally. Linden has antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative, and antifungal activites, as well as mild astrigent properties. Linden contains flavonoids, p-coumaric acid, kaempferol, quercetin, trepenoids, and volatile oils including citral, citronellal, citronellol, eugenol, and limonene.
Linden has been used for coughs, cold, nasal congestion, throat irritation, nervousness, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, and migraines. It can also be used topically for skin irritation and rheumatism.
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