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Lipa: indications and contraindications, particular application


Lime tree is a tree with a dense crown, which is widely cultivated in almost all cities and towns.In our country it grows everywhere.Usually the linden lives 300-400 years, but specimens are found whose age reaches 1200 years.Flowers and bark are valuable medicinal raw materials.

Table of contents: Brief description Active components contained in Lipes Application Limes in medicine Indications for use Recipe for neuroses, intestinal spasms and other diseases Recipe for infusion for chronic bronchitis Recipe for complex therapy of oncological diseases Contraindications Lipa in pregnancy Lipa for children

Brief description

Lime tree is a genus of woody plants( trees or large shrubs) belonging to the Linden family.Now botanists include the genus as a subfamily of the Malviv family.

There are about 45 species and over 100 hybrid varieties, most of which are excellent honey-plants( fragrant linden honey is considered to be one of the most delicious and most useful varieties for humans).

Linden tree( 1)

The tree has a powerful trunk, whose diameter is on average 2-3 meters.The leaves have a skew-oval or cordate shape.

Pale yellow flowers of small-leaved linden are very fragrant.They are collected in inflorescences-half-zonotics, which are attached to a special bract with extrafloral nectaries.In natural conditions, flowering usually begins on the 20th year of life, and in artificial plantations - after 30 years.The fruits of lime are nut-like.

Vegetable raw materials are recognized as traditional pharmacology, and are widely used in folk medicine for self-preparation of medicinal preparations.

29953420 Both wild and cultivated trees can be used for lime blossom harvesting.Collection is carried out when part of the flowers are still in the budding phase, and part is blown.During this period, the concentration of biologically active substances in the inflorescences reaches its maximum.Cut the lime blossom together with stipules( for this, the usual garden shears are used).

Drying is carried out either in well-ventilated attics, or( to speed up the process) in special dryers at a temperature not exceeding 40-45 ° C.

Important: for self-preparation, one should take into account that from 1 kg of fresh color, approximately 300 g of the drug substrate are obtained.This is enough for an average family of about 1-1.5 years.For longer than 3 years, it is not recommended to store a dry linden color.

Active components contained in the Lip

The bark of the tree contains a considerable amount of oils( up to 8%), as well as the triterpene compound tilidine.

Lime blossom is rich in such biologically active compounds as vitamin C, carotene, bioflavonoids( kaempferol and quercetin), bitterness, coumarins, glucose, saponins, talicin, and a number of micro- and macro elements.

Application Limes in medicine

Water infusions and decoctions of Lipa flowers have anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, choleretic and analgesic properties.Drugs also have a diaphoretic and mild diuretic effect, promoting the excretion of excess fluid from the body, and stimulating the secretory activity of the glands of the stomach.Lime blossom helps to reduce the overall body temperature and facilitates sputum discharge in diseases of the respiratory system.2_18_21856_1305551816

Indications for use

Lime preparations are recommended for the following diseases and pathological conditions:

  • Angina;
  • laryngitis;
  • acute and chronic bronchitis;
  • bacterial infections;
  • pathology of the urinary system;
  • gout;
  • rheumatism;
  • neurological diseases;
  • convulsions;
  • syncope;
  • fever;
  • intestinal spasms;
  • stomach ulcer;
  • dental diseases( gingivitis, stomatitis);
  • burns( for external use);
  • some gynecological diseases;
  • hemorrhoids( for poultices and sessile tubs).

Note: Lime blossom is indicated for colds as a bactericidal and antipyretic agent.

Recipe for infusions of linden flowers for ingestion with neuroses, intestinal spasms and other diseases

Take 2 tbsp.L.Dried lime-colored and pour 200 ml of boiling water.Insist in tightly closed dishes for 30-40 minutes, then cool and strain.Drink in warm form for 2-3 glasses a day until the symptoms subsided.

For rheumatism, water infusion can be used topically for poultices.Procedures are recommended to be carried out 2-3 times a day.

With angina it is advisable to gargle with an infusion of linden flowers 4-5 times a day.

Linden-honey In addition to the lime color, coal powder from lime wood is extremely useful.It binds a huge amount of toxins( 90 times its own volume), so it is used as an enterosorbent for food poisoning and diarrhea - inside by 1 tsp.Powder 3 times a day.Coal is useful in many diseases of the digestive tract and can be used as part of a comprehensive therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis.Powder coal from Lipa in folk medicine is also used to sprinkle fresh bleeding wounds for disinfection and hemostasis.

Coal powder Limes sometimes brew.Drink it is advisable to drink with the prostatitis.Men with inflammation of the prostate gland are shown course treatment;The duration of the course is 1 week.

Lime tar is recommended for the treatment of eczema to lubricate the affected areas of the body.

Prescription of infusion for chronic bronchitis

Take 2 tbsp.Vegetable substrate and pour 0.5 liters of boiling water.Infuse for 10 minutes, cool and filter.Divide the volume into several equal portions and drink in several receptions.

Recipe for decoction of Lipa seeds for complex therapy of oncological diseases of the digestive tract

Take 1 tbsp.L.Seeds and pour 200 ml of boiling water.Put the dishes on a slow fire and boil for 10-15 minutes, then cool and strain.Add the boiled water to the original volume, divide into 3 portions and drink before eating.

Note: externally infusion of Lipa seeds is advisable to use for washing with acne.

In the treatment of neurological diseases it is recommended to take a bath, adding infusion or decoction to the water.

Fresh buds and linden leaves help with burns and mastitis.


Decoctions and infusions of linden well tolerate the vast majority of patients.In fact, the only contraindication is individual hypersensitivity( hypersensitivity).

Important: must take into account that the linden has sweating properties, so it gives an increased strain on the heart.It is not recommended to consume Lipa infusion instead of tea daily.

Lipa in pregnancy

Lime in Pregnancy Preparations from linden blossoms are considered one of the safest and the means for treating colds and bronchitis during the bearing of a child.Before starting any phytopreparation, it is recommended that you first consult with an obstetrician / gynecologist about possible contraindications.

There are no contraindications for use during lactation.

Lipa for children

Babies can be given infusion of flowers for colds literally from the first months of life.For children of younger age group, linden is recommended for sleep disorders( with the purpose of improving the activity of the nervous system).Older children of this unique medicinal plant can be prescribed in the treatment of neuroses and epilepsy, as well as in the pathology of the digestive tract as an enveloping agent.

Plisov Vladimir, phyto-therapeutist

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