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Linden (Tilia species).

Plant Part Used: Flower and attached leaf bract.

Dominican Medicinal Uses: Flower and leaf bract: infusion, orally, for relief from anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, stress; women’s health: menorrhagia, uterine fibroids, menopausal hot flashes. Given to children.

Safety: Considered relatively safe; no adverse effects known; if taken in excess or for a long time, may be harmful to the heart.

Laboratory & Preclinical Data: In vivo: antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory (leaf flavonoids); anxiolytic (flower extract).

In vitro: antigenotoxic, antioxidant, GABAa receptor inhibition (water plant extract), iron-absorption promoting (flower extract).

* See entry for Tilo in “Part 3: Dominican Medicinal Plant Profiles” of this book for more information, including references.

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