Did You Know…that a common city tree may help you quell inflammation, the silent killer of our modern times?
The Linden tree has many names: basswood, lime blossom, and tilia. It grows in cities across the United States and the world. This tree has been the source of medicinal treatments for centuries, particularly its flowers, which are used to make a potent, health-boosting tea. Some of the most powerful effects of linden tea may be its ability to improve the immune system, prevent the risk of certain kinds of cancer, calm and detoxify the body, eliminate anxiety, lower blood pressure, and quell inflammation.
Scientists believe that most chronic diseases result from inflammation. Arthritis… heart disease… adult-onset diabetes… dementia… and even cancer can all stem from an inflamed body.
Linden tea’s health benefits are due mainly to its high concentration of phytonutrients, flavonoids, and other diaphoretic substances. This unique mix of organic compounds produces an array of health benefits, including:
Reduces Anxiety: Linden tea has long been valued for its calming effects.
Always Consult Your Doctor Before Using Herbs
Expert herbalists caution that some people are allergic to linden flowers, so always speak to your doctor before trying linden tea. Dosage is important, too. Most experts say 3 cups per day is a maximum. In addition, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, linden tea is generally not recommended—and if you are taking any other medications, you must always consult with your health care professional about interactions.