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Nature's Temple / Lime Flowers

Lime Flowers

(Tilia cordata)

Parts Used: Flowers

Active Constituents:

Volatile Oil (up to 0.01%), containing farnesol, eugenol and geraniol.   Also flavonoids, mucilage and saponins

Main Actions:

  • Nervine
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Sedative
  • Diaphoretic (ability to induce sweating)
  • Diuretic
  • Mild astringent

Major Safety Issues:

  • Should not be used on a regular basis during pregnancy (it can have an abortifacient effect) or by people with serious heart insufficiency