Linden is a tree of the Tiliaceae family, known since ancient times for its calming properties. It is a strong, powerful, protective tree, which provides welcome support to the nervous and anxious. Its bud is used in gemmotherapy to calm and promote sleep. It is regenerating and, when everything goes wrong, when the trials of life put your nerves to the test, when stress becomes unbearable, it will repair what seemed irreparable, regenerate what seemed broken. Linden bud macerate will be very suitable for situations of stress, sleep disorders, and chronic anxiety. Latin name: Tilia tomentosa. Part used: Fresh buds

This article was updated on 19/07/2023

For what problems should it be used?

  • Nervous system ++++ : Anxiety, Anxiety, Insomnia, Motion sickness, Migraine, Nervousness, Neuralgia, Neurosis, Fear, Spasmophilia, Stress, OCD, Concentration problems

  • Cardiac system +++ : hypertension, palpitations, tachycardia

  • Digestive system +++ : Colitis, Irritable bowel, Gastritis, Gastroesophageal reflux

  • Metabolic system +++ : Cholesterol

  • Urogenital system +++ : Excess uric acid

  • Osteoarticular system +++ : Gout attack

How to use it alone?

Adults and adolescents : 5 to 15 drops per day in a glass of water, preferably in the evening, 15 minutes before a meal for 3 weeks. Start with 5 drops and increase gradually:

  • or one drop per day up to 15,
  • i.e. 5 drops the first week, 10 the second and 15 the last.

Children over 3 years old : 1 drop per day for 10 kilos. Start with 1 drop and gradually increase.

Synergistic uses


    Linden combines with the second bud macerate best known for its calming action, Fig tree. In the event of a manifestation of cardiac origin, theHawthorn can also be used.


    Linden can be used in combination with Fig tree in case of insomnia. They are generally a good duo for problems of nervous origin, as they are both calming.


    Linden helps calm arrhythmia thanks to its sedative action. For even more effectiveness, it can be combined with bud macerate ofHawthorn, major cardiac regulator.


    In case of hypertension, Linden can be combined with bud macerate ofHawthorn to normalize tension, and with macerate of buds ofOlivier which works slowly, but surely.

Main properties

  • calming, sedative, hypnotic :

    linden buds have anxiolytic and antispasmodic properties having a tropism on the central nervous system. It allows the nervous system to recover and rebalance it. Linden acts on the background and origin of stress. Sedative and slightly hypnotic, it is at the forefront of work on sleep, whether for falling asleep, duration or quality of sleep. Its sedative activity is also exerted at the cardiac level, to calm palpitations of nervous origin. In short, it promotes appeasement and calm.

  • diuretic, depurative :

    through its action on the nervous patterns and general functions of the body, Linden bud macerate is also brought to act on elimination functions. It thus contributes to detoxifying the body, and therefore intervenes in the processes of cessation of addiction and weaning. This is reminiscent of the action of Linden sapwood.

  • antispasmodic :

    linden buds are rich in terpene derivatives with antispasmodic properties. It is thus antispasmodic at different levels, whether cardiac, nervous, digestive or muscular.

Precautions for use

  • Linden bud macerate is a herbal food supplement. It does not replace a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. It is important to keep it out of the reach of children and not to exceed the recommended daily dose. Dosages must be adapted for young children.
  • Linden bud macerate is authorized for the whole family, except for babies under 3 years old and pregnant women.
  • Be careful in sensitive people, in case of overdose, it can cause the opposite effect (excitement and insomnia). So just be sure to reduce the number of drops.
  • Store away from light and heat.

What does a good Linden bud macerate look like?

Botanical characteristics
  • Latin name: Tilia tomentosa Moench
  • Botanical family: Tiliaceae
  • Distilled part: fresh buds
  • Composition: Alcohol* 32%, Water, Vegetable Glycerin*, Linden bud extract (Tilia tomentosa Moench)*.
Organoleptic characteristics
  • Appearance: liquid - possible cloudiness
  • Color: amber orange
  • Odor: herbaceous, slightly alcoholic.
  • Taste: fruity, flowery, alcoholic.

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