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Linden Tilia europea
Volatile oil, up to about 0.l%, containing farnesol
Flavonoids; hesperidin, quercitin, astralagin, tiliroside and others
Miscellaneous; mucilage (in the bract), phenolic acids, tannins
Nervine, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive, diaphoretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, emmenagogue, astringent.
Linden is a relaxing remedy for nervous tension. Also used as a prophylactic against the development of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Also used in the treatment of raised blood pressure associated with arteriosclerosis and nervous tension. Its relaxing action combined with a general effect upon the circulatory system give Linden a role in the treatment of some forms of migraine. The diaphoresis combined with the relaxation explain its value in feverish colds and flu.