Traditionally Used for:
Sleep disorders (insomnia).
Headaches including migraines.
Problems with bladder control (incontinence).
Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage).
Painful swelling of joints (rheumatism).
When taken by mouth: Linden is LIKELY SAFE for most people when the leaf is used in food amounts. Linden might cause allergies in some people when taken by mouth. Frequent use of linden tea has been linked with heart damage, but this seems to be rare. It is not clear if linden is safe when used in medicinal amounts.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if linden is safe when applied to the skin. It might cause allergies in some people.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if linden is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Heart disease: Frequent use of linden tea has been linked with heart damage. If you have heart disease, do not use linden without medical supervision.
Be cautious with this combination
Lithium interacts with LINDEN
Linden might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking linden might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.