Linden Tisane (Tilia europaea)
Tisane is the leaves from linden tree. In ancient Greece it was a common belief that it could cure snake bites (snakes were afraid of being close even at tree’s shadow). Also according to the myth, whoever was sleeping under the tree, was immediately teleported to fairies world.
Nowadays, surveys have proved that the beverage of this great herb has many benefits. It is mainly used as a diuretic, mild antiseptic, expectorant, it calms nerves and lowers high blood pressure as well. It also strengthens the immune system and helps prevent heart disease. Finally, a cup of tisane beverage will help you to sleep well.
Tisane is not used in cooking. The tisane tea is very popular in France and it is a common daily drink.
February 2, 2015
Health Benefits of Linden
Linden TisaneColtsfootBenefits Health Benefits Is an aromatic herb that acts as a diuretic and expectorant, calms nerves and lowers high blood pressure, increased sweating, liberates spasms and improves digestion. The flowers and the leaves of the tree are known for their healing properties, as they containemollients, volatile oils rich in farnesol, several gluconate, astringents and [...]
January 30, 2015
Mythology – Tilia Linden
Learn AboutTilia LindenMythology The name ‘’tilia’’ has its origin from the Greek word “τίλος’’ (tilos), which means fiber. The reason is that the bark of linden tree has them in large quantity. In Greek mythology, there is the tragic story of the nymph Philyra, who had been transformed by the gods in linden after birth [...]
February 12, 2015
Side Effects of Linden Tisane
Learn AboutLinden TisaneSide Effects Linden might be safe when taken by mouth. When used on the skin, linden might cause itching. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of linden during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Heart disease: Frequent use of linden [...]