The Lime tree has been considered a plant that heals since ancient times. The parents used to plant a lime when a child was born as it was believed that the child will be protected by any diseases this way. In the middle east, the coal from lime wood was used as unique treatment against stomach ulcer.
The lime is a tree that has almost 30 different species. It can be found in the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere, Asia, Europe and the eastern North America. The flowers are around 10 on a branch and they smell very nice. The fruit is an oval nut of small sizes.
Gathering the lime tree flowers is made by simply taking them out from the branches. It is a must that the gathering is done on a dry season, when the lime flowers have maximum active principles. They can be used as an infusion, powder, tincture or therapeutically baths. The powder is obtained from very dried flowers that are crushed.
The tea made from lime tree flowers can be used in treating all kinds of colds. It helps to restore the body’s temperature and eliminates the muscular pains, the headaches associated with these affections and the hard time one gets breathing. Due to its sedative powers, it is advisable to drink this tee 30 minutes before going to sleep. It is proof that drinking this tee will diminish the states of fear and anxiety as well as some panic disorders, etc.
It is as well known to help improve the biliar problems. It leads to a healthy digestion and when it is associated with the chamomile and mint tea, it treats constipation and diarrhea and prevents cellular deterioration.
Gastritis, and the associated burning pains, are calmed and healed with the help of lime powder. On a side it reduces the level of stress and the physical tension and on the other hand, it protects the stomach. For a better efficacy one can put to macerate, together with the lime, an equal quantity of root of sweet wood.
In the articular pains that are provoked by arthritis, the tea infusion reduces inflammation and especially the articular diseases. This effect would owe to the flavonoids that the lime flowers contain.
It can be useful in the malign lymphocyte and have an anti-tumor action. The tea that is made from the lime flowers from a heart shaped leaves lime have as an effect inhibiting the tumor cells multiplying ad induces the self-destruction of them.
In cosmetic usage they are used to reduce the circles from one’s swollen and tired eyes. Moreover, the flowers that are mixed with milk and oat are an excellent masque with reinvigorating and hydrating properties on a skin which is pale and has no glow.
It is as well recommended in the diets that are kept for losing weight. Anyhow, one should not overdo with drinking lime tea, as it can cause insomnia.