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Tilia cordata

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Tilia cordata



Traditional name

Other names. Tilia europaea is the combining name for: Tilia cordata (= Tilia parvifolia, microphylla, ulmifolia, german: Winterlinde, Kleinbl‰ttrige Linde) & Tilia platyphyllos (=T. officinarum, grandifloria, pauciflora, cordifolia (Wichman Natural Relationships)
Other Names Tilia europea Aloysia Triphylla

Tilia vulgaris  Hayne. Tilia intermedia  D.G (Pharmacopea)


Common name. Linden Tree. Common Lime.  Lime Tree. Lime blossom

Used parts

Part used: Blossom (young flowers).

Homeopathic preparation.

     Mother Tincture Q,

     Drug strength 1/10

     Tilia Europae in  coarse powder  100 g

     Purified Water 400 ml

     Strong Alcohol 635 ml

     To make one thousand millilitres of Mother Tincture.

     Potencies: 2x to contain one part Mother Tincture, four parts purified Water, five parts Strong Alcohol; 3x and higher with Dispensing Alcohol. (Pharmacopea)


Plantae; Spermatophyta, Angiospermae - Flowering Plants; Dicotyledonae; Dilleniidae; Malvales; Tiliaceae - Linden Family (Wichman Natural Relationships)


research contributed by Wendy Rachan

Original proving

Proven by Dr. J. O. Muller. (Douglass' Materia Medica)

A tincture of the fresh blossoms was proved by the Austrian Society. (Murphy's Remedy Guide 2)

Proved by Frohlich:  Austria Oest, Zeit. Fur. Hom.,  Vol. 4, part 2, p. 300; Allen  Encyclop. Mat. Med.,  Vol. X, 1.  (Pharmacopea)

A proving of Tilia cordata
Robert Bannan, Czech Republic (Links 1996)

Description of the substance

Botanical description.

 Deciduous tree up to 36 m, young branchelets glabrous. Leaves broadly ovate, abruptly accuminate, oblique, cordate or truncate at the base, serrate with short pointed teeth, dark green above, light green beneath, glabrous except axiliary tufts of hairs, 7 to 10 cm long; petiole about half as long as the blade. Flowers 5 to 10, yellowish white, fragrant, in small cluster. Fruit ovoid or globose, apiculate, tomentose, thick shelled.

Macroscopical: Flowers in pedunculous cyme, 5 to 10 in number, yellowish - white, fragrant, nector bearing occur in clusters. Peduncle arising half way the leaf - like bract. Flowers with 5 sepals and 5 petals; petals oblanceolate, longer than sepals; originally 5 stamen, each developing into a cluster; style glabrous.


Britain, South Europe, and U.S.A. (Pharmacopea)