Linden small-leaved

LEAVED (bast) ( Linden sercelista )


Tree or shrub with smooth dark brown bark. The leaves are alternate, petiolate, without stipules, heart-shaped at the base, finely serrated along the edge, with a whole blade. The flowers are fragrant, pale yellow, in semi-umbels of 3-15. With flowers, membranous bracts remain with nut fruits. Blooms in June-July.

Medicinal raw materials in scientific medicine are flowers, in folk medicine – flowers, leaves, buds, fruits and young bark. Flowers are collected together with membranous bracts. Collection during rain or dew is not allowed. Flowers are dried in the shade in the air or in dryers at a temperature of 40-45 degrees. Storage period 2 years.

Linden flowers contain essential oil (0.05%), glycoside tiliacin, tannins, wax, hesperedin, sugar, mucus, vitamin C, carotene. The leaves contain phytoncides.


In medical practice, lime blossom has long been used as a diaphoretic. An infusion of flowers is recommended for rinsing the mouth, throat in case of inflammatory diseases (tonsillitis). Linden blossom is part of the diaphoretic collection (tea) in equal amounts with raspberries.

In folk medicine, linden flowers are a popular diaphoretic. Use a hot decoction or infusion of linden flowers at night for coughs, colds, headaches, sore throats, croup, abdominal pain, rheumatism, fainting, pneumonia, as an anti-measles remedy. Boiled young linden bark gives a lot of mucus and is used to treat burns, gout, hemorrhoids. A decoction of fresh flowers is used internally for pain in the urethra (mixed with sage herb), the presence of sand in the urine. In addition, lime blossom products are successfully used orally for measles, mumps, and convulsions. Crushed fresh buds or fresh leaves are used topically as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and emollient for burns, inflammation of the mammary glands, and other inflammatory processes. Pounded lime coal from dried wood is drunk in a teaspoon with goat’s milk for pulmonary tuberculosis; dry distillation products (tar) lubricate eczema-affected areas.

Outwardly, linden fruits are used in the form of a powder or ground in vinegar for bleeding from wounds, nose, mouth, etc.; crushed buds or leaves are used as an emollient for boils; and cambium is recommended for burns. The leaves are applied to boils.


Decoction 1: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of finely chopped flowers is brewed in a glass of boiling water, insisted for 20 minutes and filtered; use 1-2 cups at night (as a diaphoretic), add 5.0 g of purified soda to a glass of broth for rinsing.

Decoction 2: 2 tbsp. brew spoons of flowers as tea in 2 cups of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, strain and drink hot at night 2-3 cups (diaphoretic) for convulsions, nervous diseases, the presence of sand in the urine, mumps, measles, as an analgesic and sedative.

Decoction 3: 1 tbsp. spoon in a glass of boiling water, brew like tea, rinse with tonsillitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis.

Note. Coal produced from linden wood is also used in folk and scientific medicine.

Potion: 2 tbsp. tablespoons linden flowers, flaxseed, unpeeled chopped pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, blackberry leaves, black elderberry flowers, St. John’s wort and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of chamomile flowers. The mixture is well mixed and taken from it 4 tbsp. spoons per 0.5 l of water, brewed, infused for 30-40 minutes, filtered and squeezed; take 4 times every day an hour before meals.

And also give respect to the statue of Lipa Sercelista

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