Linden blossom - wealth available to everyone
Collection, drying and storage of lime
The collection of linden blossom begins after most of the flowers of this tree have already opened. As for large-leaved linden, it blooms in mid-June. Heart-shaped - at the beginning of the second month of summer. It is necessary to dry the collected inflorescences either on paper or on burlap, spreading the flowers in a thin layer. Also, paper bags are good for drying. Paper can provide good air circulation.
Ideal places for drying are attics or special dryers.
How to brew lime tea?
Linden tea is recommended for all kinds of colds. In this case, you need one tablespoon of dried linden pour a glass of boiling water. Twenty minutes later, the tea is ready to drink.
For those who suffer from urolithiasis, after the linden flowers are filled with boiling water, it will take an additional 10 minutes to boil the tea. This allows you to significantly increase the concentration of nutrients.
According to doctors, linden tea helps with edema of the extremities, as well as other congestive phenomena in the body. You can make stronger tea if you wish, that is, increase the number of flowers to two tablespoons per glass of boiling water.
What is useful linden tea?
Linden tea contains a large amount of flavonoids, tannins, glycosides, vitamin C, as well as essential oils. Due to tannins, linden tea acts as an excellent anti-inflammatory and diaphoretic.
Flavonoids can protect the walls of blood vessels from all kinds of sclerotic lesions. One cannot but mention such a beneficial property of linden tea as an increased diuretic effect. And that is why the use of such tea is prescribed for inflammation of the urinary tract, as well as cystitis. With inflammatory processes in the stomach, linden tea will help to cope thanks to the ability to enhance the secretion of bile.
How else do they use lime color?
In addition to all of the above, today linden blossom is also actively used in areas such as cooking, medical and dietary nutrition. Linden leaves can be added to different salads or to the dough, in the process of baking.
In addition, linden blossom is actively used in the distillery. In this case, linden helps the drink acquire beneficial properties. And, of course, a very tasty and very healthy jam is obtained from linden blossom.
So, we can conclude that linden is a universal remedy that helps in a variety of situations and with various diseases. That is why it was highly valued before in Russia.