Linden Tea

The linden tea is a wonderful and helpful tea. It is used in many countries against colds, headaches and to calm the nervous system. There are different linden trees but they don’t have many differences and the tea has the same properties.

How can you get your hands on linden flowers? Well, it is simple. You have to find a linden tree, or you can grow one in your own garden if you like and you just have to wait for the right time of the year when the tree starts to flourish. Then all you have to do is gather its flowers and leave them for about 3-4 days to dry off.

The linden tree starts to flourish in the first half of June starting with Tilia plathphyllos, that is the first linden tree that shows his flowers then after that in about 2 weeks comes the Tilia tomentosa and in the late July comes Tilia cordata.

What benefits do you get from drinking this kind of tea?

Well, to begin with, it helps your immune system and prevents you from getting colds. This drink is indicated when you are cold or when your throat hurts or if you have an irritation in your throat. In these cases it is indicated to drink a hot cup of linden tea sweetened with one or two teaspoons of honey.

A second benefit that you will get from drinking this tea is that it will calm down your nervous system. If you are really stressed or if you had a bad day, a cup of linden tea after work or before going to bed will help you relax and relief some of the stress that you’ve accumulated during the day.

Speaking of going to bed, because this tea helps your nervous system it also helps you to get a good night sleep. So, if you know you suffer from insomnia or you have problems resting well, a big hot cup of linden tea before going to bed every night for about one or two weeks, or even longer if you feel the need, will help you get a good night sleep. But, be careful, if you wish to drink tea before going to bet, try doing it without sweetening the tea with honey or, worst, try not to add sugar. Honey will give you energy and will stimulate your heart beat and rise your pulse so therefore you won’t have a good sleep. Sugar is worst because, not only that it will act exactly like the honey, but it also turns into fat very fast and can cause you diabetes.

How to prepare a nice cup of linden tea? Well, as I told you in the last post, there are many ways of preparing tea. I will present one of the easiest and most common ways. If you don’t have water from a spring or a fountain there is no big deal, you can use normal water.You put the water to boil on a small fire until bubbles the size of crab eyes start appearing. After that you stop the fire and add the linden tea. Now comes the big question, how much? Well there is no “how much”. Of course you can’t add to much or too little, it depends on what effect you want it to have. I suggest you add a small handful of flower at lets say 600-700 ml of water, then again I’m not an expert, but this is the regular way I do my tea when I want to drink a hot linden tea, like I’m doing right now. After that you cover the bowl or what ever is that thing you boiled the water into and leave it there for 3 minutes. Some say 5 to 10 minutes but then again it depends on how concentrated you want it to be. After 3 minutes, strain the tea and throw the remaining flowers away. You can add honey and you can drink it while it is hot or if you prefer let it cool and if it is a hot day drink it with some cold ice and some lime.

More to come on the linden tree, I will write some interesting things about it and the honey that is made from its flowers.

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3 Comments

  1. diagnosticarray says:

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    Fruit with white flesh here in question are apples and pears. The white color in the presence of compound fruit flesh reflect of the phytochemicals like carotenoids and the beneficial flavonoids. Where the substance proved unable to prevent us from a stroke.

    ... on July June 8th, 2012
  2. Jack says:

    You comment that honey taken before bedtime raises heart rate and pulse. The Hibernation Diet revolves around taking a tablespoon of honey just before bedtime because it is converted into Glycogen which is stored in the liver for slow release over 7.5 hours. That is how it works with me. The net result is a burn of 50 grams of fat per night and peaceful sleep. I use Linden Honey. The side effects you mentioned indicate taking typical market honey which is loaded with Corn Syrup. Almost all honeys in the markets today have been adulterated with 50-75% Corn Syrup. Glycogen must be produced from a complex balanced blend of sugars found in natural honey.

    ... on July August 23rd, 2012
  3. Wize says:

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    Unfortunately, many beekeepers use straight sugar water from beet sugar, which is almost always genetically modified. Genetically modified organisms persist in damaging bees’ digestive systems.

    It is wise always to check your source of honey and if possible buy from local beekeepers whose hives you’re welcome to visit.

    Remember that all wireless radiation (which is usually pulse-modulated microwave radiation), whether from cell towers or a multitude of devices like wifi, destroys bees and their honey, even at a great distance. All chemical pesticides including but not limited to neonicotinoids also destroy both bees and their honey.

    ... on July December 3rd, 2013

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