Silver linden Tilia tomentosa L

Common Name: silver linden

Latin name: tilia tomentosa/argentea L.

Other names: silver-leaved linden, silver limeflower

Description: silver linden is a deciduous tree of the Malvaceae family, reaching up to 25 m in height. It is found singly or in patches in mixed forests, roadsides and settlements. The root system is highly developed superficially and in depth, with numerous shoots. Linden leaves are simple, oval, with a sharp tip and serrated edges, up to 10 cm long. Young leaves are dark green above, covered with star-shaped hairs below. The flowers are bisexual and form a fragrant inflorescence. The petals are bare, yellowish. The stamens are shorter than the corolla, and the fruit is a globose nut covered with dense simple hairs. The silver-leaved linden bears fruit every or every 1 year and blooms in June-July.

Part of the herb used: Flowers with bracts (Flos Tilia Tomentosae/ Argenteae) and leaves (Folia Tilia Tomentosae/ Argenteae)

Time of collection: The flowers of the honey medicinal plant are hand-picked during flowering along with the bract. Leaves are collected after the flowers harvest.

Content and properties: The plant contains an essential oil with a characteristic smell, flavone glycosidesflavonoids, mucilage substances, tannins and others

Medicinal effect and application: The flowers of the silver-leaved linden have diaphoretic, antimicrobial, antispastic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and sedative effects. They are used to treat diseases of the urinary tract. Folk medicine uses the medicinal plant externally as a gargle for inflammatory diseases of the throat and oral cavity, for burns, skin rashes, etc. Internally in the form of tea for colds and flu. The plant is used in homeopathy to prepare infusions, tinctures and dry extracts. Its use is recommended for gastritis and inflammation of the stomach lining, for acute catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, for rheumatic diseases, and as a sedative in states of stress and anxiety.

Possibilities to offer at the customer's request:

Vesselino Ltd. offers their customers the plant in the following varieties:

  •  Flowers (Flos Tilia Tomentosae/ Argenteae) dried whole, crushed, cut to size according to customer's request, ground into powder/flour
  •  Leaves (Folia Tilia Tomentosae/ Argenteae) dried whole, crushed, cut to size according to customer's request, ground into powder/flour
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