Linden flower (Tiliae flos)

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

Lindenblüten

Name of Drug

Tiliae flos, linden flower.

Composition of Drug

Linden flower consists of the dried flower of Tilia cordata Miller and/or Tilia platyphyllos Scopoli [Fam. Tiliaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage. The drug contains flavonoids, tannins, and mucilage.

Uses

Colds and cold-related coughs.

Contraindications

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

2 - 4 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use.

Action

Diaphoretic.