Linden produces fragrant, yellow-white clusters of flowers that can perfume entire neighborhoods while attracting swarms of pollinators during the early summer. Linden leaf and linden flower harvested from Tilia sp. are blended together for a comprehensive herbal profile. Linden leaf and flower are commonly tinctured, steeped as linden tea, and incorporated into herbal tea blends.
The linden tree is found in both Europe and North America. There are many folktales concerning linden across Europe. One of the most radical is of Celtic origin that states that if you sit under the linden tree you will be cured of epilepsy. In Roman and German folklore, the linden tree is seen as the "tree of lovers", and Polish folklore tells that the wood is good protection against both the evil eye and lightning. Linden blossom have been used to make a variety of items including herbal teas and a base for perfumes, as well as being known for producing tiny aromatic flowers that attract many bees that in turn produce a wonderful honey. Linden, also called the small-leaf lime tree, belong to the Tiliaceae plant family.
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