|Greenspire’ Linden Tree
||Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’
||50ft x 30ft
||Young leaves as salad, dried flowers as tea
||Linden flowers contain flavonoids, potent antioxidant substances that help prevent free radical-induced damage in your body. Linden also contains tannins that act as an astringent, and it has mucilage properties, meaning that it coats your throat and intestines and soothes and reduces inflammation. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, linden has antispasmodic properties, meaning it helps to reduce muscular contractions. Linden tea also works as a diuretic, helping to reduce fluid retention. In addition, linden has sedative properties and helps to induce relaxation, making it a potentially effective sleep aid.