Linden Charcoal (Tiliae carbo)

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


Name of Drug

Tiliae carbo, linden charcoal.

Composition of Drug

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


Preparations of linden charcoal are used for intestinal disorders and, externally, for abscesses of the lower leg.


None known.


Since the effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented, a therapeutic administration cannot be recommended.