Linden wood (Tiliae lignum)

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


Name of Drug

Tiliae lignum, linden wood, lime tree wood.

Composition of Drug

Linden wood consists of the dried sap wood of Tilia cordata Miller and/or T. platyphyllos Scopoli [Fam. Tiliaceae], as well as preparations thereof.


Preparations of linden wood are used for diseases and ailments of the liver-gallbladder system, as well as for cellulitis.

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.