Linden flower, Silver (Tiliae tomentosae flos)

Published September 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Silberlindenblüten

Name of Drug

Tiliae tomentosae flos, silver linden flower.

Composition of Drug

Silver linden flower consists of the dried flowers of Tilia tomentosa Moench (synonym T. argentea Desfontaines) [Fam. Tiliaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Preparations of silver linden flower are used for catarrhs of the respiratory tract, as an antispasmodic, expectorant, diaphoretic, and a diuretic.

The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the effectiveness for the claimed uses is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.

There are no objections to its use as a corrigent for aroma and flavor.