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Basswood Dried Flowers Health Benefits, Properties, and Uses

Basswood Dried Flowers

Properties: Sedative, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic

What is Basswood Dried Flowers?

Basswood dried flowers are the flowers from the basswood tree. Native to Europe and North America, basswood trees are also known by the name Linden tree. Basswood trees are recognizable by their dark grey to light brown colored bark. Growing up to 120 feet tall, basswood trees have long, broad serrated leaves and small yellow-white flowers. 

Basswood flowers have a very distinct, fragrant scent. The five-petaled flowers blossom in late spring to mid-summer. Basswood flowers are edible and are used in a variety of traditional remedies primarily within Native American traditions.1

Basswood Dried Flowers Health Uses and Health Benefits

Dried basswood flowers health benefits come from natural antioxidant properties. Basswood flowers contain several phytochemicals, including tannins and flavonoids. These substances help the body eliminate excess free radicals, which can cause cellular damage and lead to various chronic diseases.1,2

In addition to helping fight and protect against disease, dried basswood flowers are helpful in boosting immune system function. Drinking tea made from dried basswood flowers can help defend against coughs, colds, flu and congestion.1,2

Basswood flowers are also used to reduce fevers and promote urination as a natural diuretic. The diuretic benefits of dried basswood flowers can also help relieve edema and lower leg swelling. 1,2

Other dried basswood flowers uses include:

  • Controlling hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Healing damaged skin such as burns and wounds
  • Alleviating headaches and migraines
  • Relieving digestive problems
  • Promoting relaxation and lowering anxiety symptoms

 

References

  1. http://healingherbinfo.com/index.php/herbs/herb/american_basswood
  2. https://www.livestrong.com/article/401394-benefits-of-linden-flower-tea/

CuresDecoded worldwide community recommends Basswood Dried Flowers for:

Liver Disease Effective
Cold (Common Cold) Effective
Headache Effective
Cough Effective
Flu (Influenza) Effective