Linden flowers are used in tea for soothing internal stress and anxiety and for reducing muscle tension. The Tilia species grow in temperate climates in the North. They are deciduous trees that can grow to a height of 90 feet and may live up to 1,000 years.
The flower is full of flavonoids, the antioxidants that give it both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which may soothe and reduce inflammation in colds, coughs, fevers, infections, and migraine headaches. Linden flowers reduce smooth muscle spasms along the digestive tract.
The flowers are sweet in fragrance and taste, and I like to mix it in teas with chamomile and lemon balm.