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Linden, Lime Flower or Tilleul is a herbal tea from the blossom of the linden tree. Linden is a muscle relaxant. Taste: warm, apple-like, highly aromatic, astringent.


  • Quantity: 1 level teaspoon (2½ g) per cup or person
  • Water temperature: 95oC (200oF)
  • Brew time: 8 - 10 minutes

Health Benefits

Linden, or lime flowers:

  1. Reduces tension and stress
  2. Relieves symptoms of colds, flu and sore throats, reducing congestion and fever
  3. Soothes skin in facial toners with astringent properties
  4. Calms the mind and promotes sleep

Further Reading

  • Brown, K. (1999) Herbal Teas, North Adams, MA, USA, Storey Books. ISBN 1580170994.