People use linden for conditions such as colds, headache, trouble sleeping (insomnia), itchy skin, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Sleep disorders (insomnia).
- Headaches including migraines.
- Problems with bladder control (incontinence).
- Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage).
- Itchy skin.
- Painful swelling of joints (rheumatism).
- Causing sweating.
- Other conditions.
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 and Warnings
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. 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.
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.
Be cautious with this combination
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