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Linden Leaf & Flowers 1/2 Oz. (Tillia europaea)

Linden Leaf & Flowers 1/2 Oz. (Tillia europaea)

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One half ounce, cut and sifted.100% Certified USDA Organic & Kosher.

European Linden (Tilia europaea) is a majestic deciduous tree native to Europe. Boasting a history that stretches back centuries, it has served not just as a source of beauty but also as a medicinal, culinary, and even magical element in various cultures.

European Linden has broad, heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, creamy-white flowers that have graced landscapes for millennia. Historically, these trees were often planted near public areas, offering cooling shade for weary travelers and serving as gathering places for communities. Their presence even found its way into folklore, with some cultures believing them to be inhabited by spirits.

Medicinally, the European Linden has been used for centuries to soothe a variety of ailments. Lime flower tea, brewed from the dried flowers of the tree, is a traditional remedy for coughs, colds, and anxiety. The leaves and bark were also used to create poultices for wounds and skin irritations. Modern research suggests that the tree may have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Culinary uses for the European Linden are more limited, but still present. The fragrant flowers can be used to make teas, jams, and even syrups. The young leaves can also be added to salads for a touch of herbal flavor.

In Pagan traditions, Linden is associated with love, protection, and dreams. The leaves were sometimes carried as charms or placed under pillows to promote prophetic dreams. Wood was also believed to have protective properties and was used to create wands and amulets.

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