As summer rolls into the fields, the trees and plants are popping into flower, almost a new blossom every week. This week we harvested linden flowers from a few trees that are bordering our driveway. Linden flowers have an amazing smell, last week they were in full bloom in Pittsburgh and every street smelled so sweet I could almost see the relief that people were feeling.
Linden is cooling, demulcent and soothing to frazzled nerves. Sometime our thoughts get in the way, becoming circular, repeating our to do list, not letting us get to sleep. All this pressure can make us feel anxious and like we are not enough. Linden flower tea is calming to the anxiety, quieting the mind and helping ease tension kept in our bodies.