Lime flower (Tiliae flores)
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Lime flower (Tiliae flores), also known as Linden flower, comes from the majestic Linden trees. Do not confuse it with the Lime tree that produces the citrus fruit; it is a member of the Tiliaceae family that grows throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere.
Since the ancient times the sweet-smelling Lime flower has been used for its calming and restorative properties. And today it is also widely used in medicine, benefiting both adults and children.
The big plus of Lime flower is that this plant has a pleasant sweet taste, recognizable floral aroma and minimum side effects.
Therapeutic Properties of Lime flower
The positive properties of Lime flower exist due to the presence of biologically active components: flavonoids, antioxidants, antiseptics, phytoncides, as well as vitamins and tannins. It is also rich in essential oils that have a beneficial effect on the nervous system.
Among other effects, Lime flower:
- is a diaphoretic and an antipyretic, used to promote sweating to break a fever;
- is a diuretic that removes accumulated toxins from the body, preventing the formation of kidney and bladder stones;
- is an expectorant that liquefies sputum and decreases mucus production;
- has a powerful antiviral, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect;
- has a carminative and antispasmodic effect;
- has a sedative effect, reduces the severity of nervous tension and relieves stress;
- optimizes intracellular metabolic processes in the body and strengthens the immune system.
Storage and Handling
Store Lime flower in the original package, in a dry place; store the boiled infusion in a cool place for no more than 2 days. Keep out of the reach of children!
3 years. Do not use after expiration date.
Main Uses of Lime flower
Lime flower is used in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Acute respiratory viral infections: effectively fights the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms and alleviates the condition of the flu and cold;
- Digestive tract disorders: removes flatulence, relieves spasms in the intestinal tract;
- Blood-vessel disorders, including atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (especially due to stress) and varicose veins;
- Stress, anxiety, sleep disorders and mood fluctuations;
- Skin disorders: dermatitis, ulcerative skin lesions, inflammation and non-healing wounds;
- Urinary tract disorders;
- Female reproductive system disorders: menopause, menstrual disorders, inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary sphere.
Lime flower in cosmetology
Experts recommend washing face with Lime flower infusion daily, as it cleanses the skin,
removes any greasiness and acne, tightens pores and relieves inflammation.
Iced Lime flower infusion treats under-eye swelling and tightens the contours of the face.
In addition, Lime flower stimulates the rejuvenating and regenerating processes in the skin,
producing the anti-aging effect.
Lime flower for children
Lime flower tea tea is very useful for kids suffering from the flu or colds, as it safely
reduces the temperature and breaks the fever.
Drinking Lime flower tea significantly improves the digestive process in children of the first
year of life and is often used for abdominal colic and bloating.
Bathe your restless kids in the Lime flower infusion or decoction to calm them down,
encourage long & peaceful sleep and soften their skin.
Lime flower and Pregnancy
It is considered safe for pregnant women to consume Lime flower tea. This drink allows
them to completely get rid of the edema, bloating, flatulence and heartburn. It is also useful
during colds that pregnant women cannot treat with traditional methods.
However, pregnant women near term should be cautious of drinking this tea as it may
affect contractions during childbirth.
Consult your doctor before using.
- Hypersensitivity to any Lime flower component;
- People who have suffered a heart attack or have neurological disorders.
- Possible allergic reactions;
- Eyesight lowering (if used for an unrecommended period).
Avoid taking Lime flower tea together with medications that increase blood pressure, as their effects may be decreased.
If there is no decrease in body temperature while taking Lime flower tea for 24-48 hours, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Dosage and Brewing Instructions
Place 2 filter bags (3.0 g) in a glass or enamel bowl, pour 200 ml (⅘ glass) of boiling water over the bags, cover and let steep for 15 minutes, periodically pressing the bags with a spoon, then squeeze the liquid out of them.
For adults and children over 12 years old: heat up and drink 1 glass of the infusion 2-3 times a day before meals.
Shake the infusion up beforehand.
Lime flower tea can be drunk daily, but for no more than three weeks in a row, after which you should stop for at least 7 days.
*For children under 12 years old: heat up ½ glass for 7-12 year-olds, ⅓ glass for 3-6 year-olds, 1-2 tablespoons for under 3 year-olds and give 2-3 times a day before meals.
Shake the infusion up beforehand.
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