Do you feel stressed, sleep badly or feel trapped in a maze of racing thoughts? Are you experiencing the first symptoms of menopause, do you feel bloated and overly irritable?
Linden tea might help, as it acts as a sedative, emollient, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic.
Here are 4 linden and lemon juice-based tisanes to help relax and soothe your mind. The herbs and plants used in these recipes can be purchased at herbalists and also online.
Add 3 pinches of linden flowers to a cup of boiling water, and let them steep for 10 minutes.
Strain the infusion and then sweeten it with 1 teaspoon of honey and Limmi lemon juice, or simply add a few drops of Limmi Sweet.
Consume at least two cups a day to alleviate stress, headaches, heart palpitations and stomach aches.
Add 2 pinches each of chamomile, linden, verbena and mint to 1 litre of boiling water, and let them steep for 7 minutes. Strain the infusion, and add a few drops of Limmi lemon juice. Consume it after each meal. You’ll see that in addition to feeling pleasantly calm, this infusion will help improve your digestion, soothe inflammation and relieve bloating.
Add 1 pinch of verbena and 2 pinches each of linden, mallow and sage to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain and sweeten with honey and Limmi lemon juice. For a good night’s sleep, drink it in the evening after dinner, at least two hours before going to bed.
Special infusion for menopause
To help relieve menopausal symptoms, use 2 pinches each of hawthorn, lavender and linden for each cup of boiling water, and steep for 15 minutes. Consume 2 cups a day to fully exploit its beneficial effects.