Linden leaf (Tiliae folium)

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


Name of Drug

Tiliae folium, linden leaf.

Composition of Drug

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


Preparations of linden leaf are used as a diaphoretic.

The effectiveness for the claimed application is not documented.


None known.


Since the effectiveness for the claimed use is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended. There is no concern for the use of this herb as a filler in tea mixtures.