Brewing linden blossom
Linden flowers have long been used to treat various ailments (colds, bronchitis, pneumonia and even infertility). Ancient Slavs treated with special reverence linden, it was used in various ceremonies, was decorated for the holidays. In folk medicine used lime buds, leaves, and even cork and wood tar out of her, but this "healer" is a lime color.
You will need:
For the broth of lime blossom - a tablespoon of lime blossom; - glass of water. For linden tea - a tablespoon of lime blossom; - glass of water. For baths with lime-blossom: - 100 grams of lime blossom; - 2 liters of water.
Instruction how to brew linden blossom
Lime Blossom collect during the active flowering tree (from mid-June to mid-July). You should choose only healthy inflorescence, without the "rust" and damage. Harvested flowers are dried in the shade, you can use the preheated oven 40-45 degrees. Dry linden blossom stored in paper or canvas bags, terracotta containers made of unbaked clay. Plastic and Glassware it does not fit, it pollen quickly loses its medicinal properties.
For colds, bronchitis, sore throat, take a tablespoon of lime color, pour a glass of boiling water, put on fire and boil for 10 minutes. Then strain the broth. Such lime broth has expectorant, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect, it is necessary to drink 2-3 cups of the night.
Linden tea golden color with a slightly astringent taste, it practically has no contraindications and is indispensable in the cold, high temperature, sore throat, and bronchitis, as well as poisoning and digestive problems. For the preparation of lime tea place dried flowers in a porcelain or ceramic teapot. Pour the hot water about 90 degrees (in proportion: one tablespoon of lime flowers per cup of water). Close the lid, wrap a towel and leave to infuse for 15-20 minutes. Lime drink tea with honey and sugar, and it can be added to regular tea.
When insomnia is recommended to relieve stress bath with lime color. To do this, take 100 grams of lime blossom and pour 2 liters of cold water. Give 10 minutes to infuse. Then put on fire and boil for 5 minutes Remove from heat broth, leave for another 10 minutes Strain through several layers of cheesecloth and pour into a warm bath (water temperature should not exceed 37 degrees). To take such a bath should be 15-20 minutes once a week.