About the benefits of linden tea
Lipa - a longtime source of medicinal raw materials. For the first time the tree to bloom, you have to wait as long as 20 or even 30 years. In June, pale yellow flowers appear in the tree, gathered in brushes that exude an incredibly delicate and sweet scent. The smell extends over a considerable distance, attracting bees and other insects. Lipa is a wonderful honey plant. It also produces useful and tasty tea.Harvesting Best The time of collection is determined by the number of blossoming colors. In the budding stage, less than half of them should remain. When harvesting, high-quality inflorescences are cut with scissors or cut off along with the bracts.If raw materials are not collected in an ecologically clean place - in a meadow or in if the forest belt is far from the roadway, then it is advisable to rinse the linden under running water. A light shower will wash away the asphalt dust andno harm for further processing will not.The gathered linden is laid out on paper and dried in a ventilated room at room temperature. When using the dryer set the temperature to about 40 degrees.Paper bags, glass jars or rag bags are great for storing lindens. Raw materials are stored in a dark, dry place for no more than 3 years. Over time, the beneficial properties of linden flowers disappear, so it does not make sense to stockpile it for future use. Useful Properties Folk herbalists have long gotten the use of linden for the treatment of colds, flu and bronchitis. When coughing, high fever, headaches, sore throat, hot tea is drunk at night. Warm broth with soda (5 g soda per cup) is good to rinse your sore throat. The same composition makes it easier for the patient to have stomatitis, sore throat or laryngitis. It is believed that tea based on flowers is an excellent antipyretic (due to excessive sweating) and anti-edema (diuretic) remedy.A decoction of fresh sticky with the addition of sage reduces the pain of cystitis. Daily washing of oily skin with lime tincture leads to a decrease in acne and a decrease in skin inflammation. The same effect will be from wiping youthful acne with a cotton swab dipped in lime broth. Most often, this flavored tea is drunk to normalize and balance the nervous system, relieve stress, and try to get rid of insomnia. It seems that even the air itself, saturated with the smells of small inflorescences, has a calming effect.Herbalists generally recommend drying the raw materials in the bedroom, enjoying the effect aromatherapy. Ways of brewing limes The easiest option is to pour a tablespoon of dried flowers with boiling water, cover and leave to brew for 1/2 to 2 hours. The longer the linden is brewed, the stronger the color of the tea will change. Initially, it may be yellow or slightly pink in color, and over time it will darken considerably. Fresh linden in its pure form when brewing will give almost no color.Tea and will remain the same white, but very fragrant.To make the decoction look a bit like traditional tea, tea bag or add chicory. The result is a beautiful, fragrant and useful lime tea. By the way, in practice this medicinal plant is very rarely brewed. Much more common are the following combinations of "linden +": - mint - balm - thyme - other herbs. Caution Official medicine warns that, despite its many useful properties, the linden can cause allergic reactions, so it must be applied with the mind!
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