Medicinal properties CA
Linden begins to bloom in June, and at this time the air is flowing amazingly thin and delicate flavor. The tree from top to bottom covered with small, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers.
How to collect lime color
Lime color gather then, when most of the flowers blossomed, and the rest are still in Bud. But in any case during rain or dew.
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Brew tea with flowers and wings (pricvate) Linden, collected in the flowering period of active — from mid-June to mid-July. Damaged inflorescences, as well as rust and yellowing leaves closest to collect is not worth it. On average, for a small family for a year 0.5 – 1 kg of fresh flowers.
Harvested flowers are dried in the shade, in a well-ventilated place. You can use the oven or the dryer, while maintaining a temperature of 40-45 C. The dry raw material store is best in paper bags, away from sunlight, and for a bag made of thick canvas or ceramic pot. But the plastic and glass containers for this purpose will not work – the pollen from the flowers in a pot quickly fades and loses its medicinal properties.
The aroma, which has a tea made from Linden, reminiscent of honey. And the taste of even the unsweetened tea seems slightly sweet and soft. Color, depending on the infusion can have shades of red, brown, bronze. However the benefit and beauty of the collection is not limited.
Medicinal properties of Linden tea
Tea made from Linden flowers with them or has antipyretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant action. Therefore, it is traditional drink for colds, bronchitis, febrile condition (high temperature).
However, don’t forget that lime tea stimulates the nervous system and stimulates the heart. Prolonged use of this tea may cause irritability, insomnia, pain in the heart, increased blood pressure. Is considered to be safe (average) 1 tbsp dried lime blossom per day for an adult person, within 3-5 days.
How to cook lime tea
The basic recipe of Linden tea – dried flowers to put in the porcelain or ceramic pot with thick walls, pour hot (90-95 C) water. Cover tightly and wrap with a towel or put in a warm place for 15-20 minutes. This tea can be drunk by itself with honey or sugar, and you can add the infusion to normal black tea.
Or you can make a mix of lime and green tea. This will require 4-5 inflorescences lime blossom, 500 ml water, 1 tsp of green tea and honey. Need to rinse lime blossom water, shake off the water. Put in a teapot and pour boiling water. Let stand, covered for 15 minutes. Then add green tea and infuse for 7-10 minutes, then drain. Pour into a Cup and add honey to taste.
If it so happens that tea time is not to drink, not worth it to pour. Frost infusion, and then MOP fake ice face and chest area — the skin becomes velvety, inflammation is gone, fine lines are smoothed. It’s no wonder Linden — the tree of the Slavic goddess of love and beauty!