I thought I would pay homage to the Linden tree that got cut down in my front yard. It is a softwood tree and I couldn’t count the rings on it, but it was very old and split up the middle, which is common for this tree when it gets diseased.
It took 3 crews to do the top branches, then the middle trunk and then stump removal was with a stump grinder. This one was like 7 trees in one…Good-bye Ol’ Linden.
There are many varieties of Linden trees.
In herbal medicine Linden tree blossoms and leaves in the form of tinctures and tea infusions are used. The extraction of the essential oil is made from the flowers using a method called concrete or absolute extraction. It is a process that uses solvents and internal ingestion is not recommended. Both external and internal methods are a tonic to the nerves skin and digestion. The astringent, emollient properties are soothing and moisturizing to the skin, making it especially good for treating mature skin and wrinkles. The tea and tinctures are mildly diuretic which helps to cleanse the kidneys as well.
Linden Tree Blossom Flower Essential Oil Profile
|COMMON NAME||LINDEN TREE BLOSSOM FLOWERS|
|Latin Name||Tilia vulgaris|
|Country of Origin||France, Germany|
|Extraction||concrete, absolute extraction of flowers from tree|
|Aroma||warm, sweet, earthy|
|Caution Contraindications||Do not take concrete or absolutes internally. Do not use during pregnancy.|
|Primary Uses||Nervous: stress, tension, anxiety, anger, depression, heart palpitations, headaches, insomnia, migrainesSkin:emollient, toning action on wrinkles, mature skinDigestion:tonic The leaves and blossomsused to make a relaxing tea.|
|Properties||Astringent, antispasmodic, carminative, decongestant, diuretic, emollient, nervine, sedative, tonic|
|Constituents:||Sesquiterpene alcohol:Monoterpene: limonene|
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