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Alternative Names

Bois de Tilleul, Basswood, European Linden, Feuille Séchée de Tilleul, Feuille de Tilleul, Fleur Séchée de Tilleul, Fleur de Tilleul, Hungarian Silver Linden, Lime Tree, Lime Flower, Linden Charcoal, Silver Linden, Silver Lime, Tiliae Folium, Tila, Tiliae Lignum, Tiliae Flos, Tilleul à Feuilles en Cœur, Tilleul, Tilleul à Petites Feuilles, Tilleul Sauvage, Tilleul à Grandes Feuilles, Tilleul d'Hiver, Tilleul d'Europe, Tilleul Mâle, Tilleul des Bois, Tilo CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Lime

Scientific Name

Tilia Europaea

Why Do People Use Linden?

The oral preparations of Tilia europaea (linden), like linden powder, are used for nasal congestion, colds, palpitations, throat irritation, headaches, hypertension, nervous tension, sinus headache, insomnia, incontinence, migraine headache, hysteria, hemorrhage, fever and arteriosclerotic hypertension. Linden powder can also be used as a diuretic, diaphoretic, as an expectorant for coughs and antispasmodic. Linden sapwood can be also used orally for cellulitis, for gallbladder disease and liver disease. Charcoal of linden is utilized orally for intestinal dysfunctions. Topically - Linden can also be applied on the skin for the treatment of itchy skin and lower leg abscesses (ulcus cruris).

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral and appropriate consumption of linden is considered safe in majority cases. Avoid Using in Lactation & Pregnancy - Linden should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding females because there is less authentic information available in this regard.

How Effective Is Linden?

In order to rate the effectiveness of Tilia europaea, there is unreliable information available.

How Linden Works?

The most effective parts of Tilia europaea are the flower, dried leaves and wood (sapwood). Charcoal from the linden tree is also utilized in various ways. Linden has diaphoretic, antispasmodic, sedative, diuretic, antifungal and mild astringent properties. The antispasmodic activities of linden powder are due to its flavonoid constituents and p-coumaric acid, as shown by in vitro studies. Diaphoretic reactions may be because of p-coumaric acid, kaempferol and quercetin constituents. The volatile oils of linden include citronellal, limonene, citral, eugenol, citronellol. These oils may have antispasmodic and sedative effects. A diuretic effect caused by the consumption of linden is likely because of irritant action of terpenoid on the kidneys.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Linden?

Orally - Regular usage of linden tea is thought to be linked with cardiac disorders, but this appears to happen only when linden is used on regular basis. Topically - Linden dried flower can cause contact urticaria.

How Linden Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction of linden powder with various supplements & herbs.

How Linden Interacts With Drugs?

None known.

How Linden Interacts With Foods?

None known.

How Linden Interacts With Lab Tests?

Lithium - Interaction rating between linden and lithium is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Linden is thought to have diuretic effects. Therefore, because of these potential diuretic effects linden may increase the lithium level and lead to decreased excretion of lithium. In such case, lithium dosage should be reduced.

How Linden Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cardiovascular Disease - Daily usage of linden tea may lead to cardiac damage so those who are suffering from any heart disease should be careful about taking linden preparations.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Linden?

ORAL There is no typical dosage of linden. However, people generally take 1-2 cups of the tea on daily basis. Linden tea is made by steeping 2 grams of linden into 150 mL boiling water. As a linden tincture, 2-4 mL of the tincture (with ratio of 1:5 in 45% concentrated alcohol) and 1-2 mL of the water extract (with ratio of 1:1 in 25% concentrated alcohol) has also been consumed.


Scientific information available regarding linden is very limited.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Linden Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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