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TILIA BARK - 椴树
Tilia europaea cordata-platyphyllos (b)

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Rheumatism, arthritis, gout, disorders of the liver, hypertension (high bloof pressure), migraine, constipation, gall stones, uric acid ...

Description

Composition :
100% Tilia europaea cordata / playphyllos cortex

Part used :
Bark (sapwood)

The Linden Tree (Tilia europaea), aka Basswood Tree or Lime Tree, is a large tree in the Mallows family (Malvaceae), native to North america (T. americana) Europe (T. europaea) and Asia (T. chinensis), but today widely cultivated accross the world. It is a naturally occurring hybrid between Tilia cordata (small-leaved, or winter Linden Tree) and Tilia platyphyllos (large-leaved, or summer Linden Tree). It occurs in the wild in Europe at scattered localities wherever the two parent species are both native. It is not closely related to the Lime fruit tree, a species of Citrus tree.

The Linden Tree can grow to 40 meters (132ft) tall and have a diameter of 20 meters (66ft). The leaves are intermediate, 6 - 15 cm (2-6in) long and 6 - 12 cm (2-5in) wide, with thin hairs on the backside. The flowers are produced in clusters of four to ten in early summer, with a leafy yellow-green subtending bract; they are fragrant. The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe 8 millimeters (0.3in) diameter, downy and faintly ribbed. The tree can become hundreds of years old (the oldest known Linden Tree in Grottenthal, Germany, is estimated at 1000 years old).

Linden Tree Bark (sapwood) has medicinal (cleansing) properties and is used to treat rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Edema may be soothed and high blood pressure reduced without putting a strain on kidneys, liver or colon. A cleansing program, ideally in fall and over several weeks, is very beneficial for the entire organism and may help to prevent colds and infections. The coal of the Linden Tree Bark is sometimes used to treat stomach poisonings.

History: Plinius the Elder (a roman scholar and officer who died during the great volcanis eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the 1st century A.C) and Galenod of Pergamon (a greek phycisist and philosopher oft he 2nd century A.C.) both used the bark and the resin of the Linden Tree as a remedy for a number of health disorders.

Dosage

Ake 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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