Linden flowers and leaves are known for their medicinal properties, as they contain emollients, astringents, volatile oils rich in farnesol, various gluconates, natural sugars, and substances similar to vitamin E. It is an aromatic herb that acts as a diuretic and expectorant, calms the nerves and lowers blood pressure, increases perspiration, relieves cramps and improves digestion.
Linden decoctions and teas have a positive effect on hypertension, arteriosclerosis, heart and digestive disorders accompanied by anxiety, inflammation of the urinary tract, flu, respiratory catarrh, migraines, nervous tension and headaches. Lime strengthens the immune system and helps prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol and relaxing the arteries.
When combined with hawthorn, linden lowers blood pressure, and when combined with hops, it helps relieve nervous tension. When treating colds and flu, linden combines well with elderberry.