Those wishing to protect themselves from diseases and infections such as coronavirus and influenza resort to natural solutions. And one of the most demanded remedies at this time is linden. Noting that linden strengthens the immune system, general practitioner and herbal medicine specialist, teacher, Dr. Serhat Koran says: “Linden relaxes the respiratory tract, makes breathing easier, has an expectorant effect. It is also able to reduce fever, relieve joint aches, which we often encounter with coronavirus. " The expert listed the beneficial properties of linden, and also gave a recipe for those who ask the question: "How to brew linden?"
Boil or brew?
General practitioner and herbal medicine specialist, teacher, Dr. Serhat Koran, talking about the fact that linden, which attracts attention with its benefits, strengthens the immune system, warned: “Linden should be brewed in hot water, drinking this drink twice a day … Leafy and flowering plants do not need to be boiled. Brewed linden tea should also not be boiled before re-drinking. Excessive heat treatment produces toxic substances."
Does linden reduce blood pressure?
Linden tea is very good at relieving stress, says the Koran. “Relaxing and calming, it helps to fall asleep,” the expert continues. - Linden tea is also very useful for complaints of bloating, gas, constipation. It also has a hypotensive effect. From this point of view, people with low blood pressure should be careful."
Be sure to drink water after linden tea, because
“Linden tea causes sweating, so remember to drink an extra two to three glasses of water,” the expert warns. "And if consumed excessively, the drink can provoke diarrhea."
Who shouldn't drink linden tea?
“Linden tea thins the blood, and those taking anticoagulants need to be extremely careful. May cause bleeding in the last one to two weeks of pregnancy and increase postpartum bleeding. Like any herbal teas, linden tea is not allowed for children under six months old,”the expert notes.
Can even be used as a face mask
Serhat Koran reminds that a decoction of fresh linden leaves is useful as a face mask: “It opens pores and rejuvenates, removes blemishes and wrinkles. The steam released when boiling linden broth is useful for the skin. This vapor also opens the airways and can make breathing easier in asthma.”
If stored improperly, toxins are formed in the body
The fees for tea, including linden, do not need to be bought and stored for several kilograms, the expert draws attention. “And it should be used in small quantities, for example, 100, 200 grams, - he continues. - In case of long-term storage, there is a danger of moisture damage. Therefore, they should be kept in a dry, closed place where this is not possible. Improper storage is fraught with the formation of toxins in the body, and this can harm the liver."