Linden flower, Silver (Tiliae tomentosae flos)

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


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.


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.


None known.


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.