Linden Blossom Absolute Oil (5 mL)
Linden Blossoms from the (Tilia vulgaris) tree are prized for the flavour they lend to honey, and are also used as an herbal remedy when steeped in hot water to make a tisane often called “tilleul”. Linden blossom aroma is very calming and is used in folklore and herbal medicine to treat conditions such as hysteria, anxiety, cold and fever, palpitations and migraines. Similarly, it is used in aromatherapy to treat insomnia, migraine and other stress related conditions. Also used for cramps, indigestion and liver pains.
Linden absolute is solvent extracted from the dried flowers and the “leaf” attached to it. It is a thick and sticky, dark green semi-solid mass. It is hard to work with and has to be diluted in alcohol for its aroma to be fully appreciated. Linden absolute is mildly sweet and herbaceous, dry, dry grass and hay-like, and somewhat floral and honeyed, reminiscent of a sweet herbal tea.
Referred to as the linden blossom in North America, the lime blossom is a very powerful, and useful medicinal flower. The flowers, inner bark, and leaves of the linden tree have been collected and used to treat a variety of illnesses for ages.
The linden tree is a tree belonging to the tiliaceae family, and thrives in the temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere. Native to the eastern part of North America, it isn’t typically found in the western half. It is also native to most parts of Europe and Asia.
HISTORY OF USE
Linden trees and their blossoms have been used by mankind for ages and by a number of cultures. For many it is considered a sacred tree and is very important, even today.
It is said that a tree standing in the courtyard of the Imperial Castle at Nuremberg is a linden tree, planted by Empress Cunigude, wife of Emperor Henry II of Germany. Their reign was near the beginning of the 11th century. Though old and sparse, the tree still stands today.
The linden tree is referred to as the lipa to the Slavic people, and was considered a sacred tree. Today, it is still the national emblem for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. In 1990, the ‘lipa’ was one of the names proposed for the Slovenian currency.
Up until the age of enlightenment, judicial meetings of the Germanic people were held under a linden tree. Verdicts often came back sub tilia, meaning “under linden.” It was a common belief that the tree helped unearth the truth in certain matters. Sitting under the linden tree was believed to cure epilepsy in some cultures.
Linden is one of the most important trees in European, Eastern Asian and North American forests. It grows mostly in mixed forests with other deciduous and evergreen trees. In Europe there are a lot of places named after Linden tree. In Slavic cultures and mythology, linden (lipa (липа), as called in all Slavic languages) is a sacred tree and plays very important role. In Poland many villages have names such as Lipno and “Święta Lipka” (Holy Linden). Serbia has Lipljane, Ukraine has Lipovec, Chech Republic has Lipovka and Russia has Lipetsk, Lipovki, Podlipki…To this day Linden is a national emblem of Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, and the Sorbs.
Fragrance Impact: bright floral, rich honey flavour, refreshing, exhilarating
Botanical Name: Tilia vulgaris
Description: Extremely fragrant, intoxicating, sweet floral aroma.
Properties: Lime blossom is a very powerful, and useful, medicinal flower. Lime blossom tea is, by far, the most popular method of consumption.
Uses: Use in perfumery, the aroma of Linden Blossom is unusual and rarely used. It adds a honeyed, green, floral-herbaceous and slightly wine-like note and helps to balance sweet florals such as jasmine and tuberose, as well as sweeten and mellow green, citrus and herbal accords.
Characteristics: A strong aroma of a medium note.
Production Method: Solvent or CO2 Extraction
The wood and inner bark of the tree was used by the Native American people to build sturdy canoes and weave baskets, and fabrics.
Because of the heart shaped leaves, the linden tree’s leaves, flowers and wood are popular used in love spells. It is also used for protection and good luck purposes. Growing a linden tree in a garden or near a house is supposed to keep negative energies and evil spirits away. Often times, good luck charms are carved out of the wood of the tree.
It has soporific properties, meaning that it makes you sleepy, and is often used as a nighttime drink to calm and relax after a busy day.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY.
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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