Linden blossom

Plant/part: Tree/flowers (source : europe)

Latin name: Tilia cordata mill/europaea/vulgaris

Family: Tiliaceae

Note: Base?

Extraction: Enfleurage

Aroma: Sweet, deep and slightly spicy, rather long lasting.

Properties: An excellent tonic for the nervous system, helpful with headaches, migraine, neuralgia and vertigo. Also said to be effective against high blood pressure resulting from nervous tension. Its purifying and thinning action on the blood could help with chronic circulatory diseases, helping to clear high cholesterol levels and apparently has a beneficial action on anaemia. Its soothing, softening, toning action is said to keep wrinkles at bay. Also boasts a reputation for dealing with blemishes, freckles and burns as well as having a tonic effect on the scalp encouraging hair growth.

Chemical constituents: Farnesol (alcohol).

Precautions: Warning linden blossom should not be used over a long period of time. May cause allergy to a sensitive skin.

Blends: Benzoin, citronella, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose, violet, ylang ylang.