View Full Version : Remedy for insomnia and anxiety

03-12-13, 05:13 AM
Ok so donīt bash me people, Iīm not here to prove anything scientifically but to share my experience.

As some of you know my adhd daughter has suffered for many years from anxiety and insomnia. Itīs particularly bad lately because of exams at school.

Itīs very popular here in Spain and many other European countries to take a "tila" for anxiety. This is an infusion made from the lime tree. In fact doctors recommend it to patients.

So she has been taking it for 3 weeks now and the difference is marked. She sleeps all through the night. Normally she would lay in bed for hours, getting angry because she couldnīt sleep, or get up and pace the room.
She has less anger and bad moods and less anxiety attacks (none these past 10 days). For those of you interest I have given more info below.

<section class="section"> Linden is an herb that comes from the Tilia tree, which is more commonly referred to as lime tree. The flowers of the Tilia tree are steeped and made into a tea that has been consumed for centuries in Europe for a variety of medicinal purposes.

</section><section class="section">Linden flowers contain flavonoids, potent antioxidant substances that help prevent free radical-induced damage in your body. Linden also contains tannins that act as an astringent, and it has mucilage properties, meaning that it coats your throat and intestines and soothes and reduces inflammation. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, linden has antispasmodic properties, meaning it helps to reduce muscular contractions. Linden tea also works as a diuretic, helping to reduce fluid retention. In addition, linden has sedative properties and helps to induce relaxation, making it a potentially effective sleep aid.
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<section class="section">Linden tea has been traditionally used to sooth nerves and treat anxiety-related health problems. It has anti-inflammatory properties and was also traditionally used to treat digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. "Nursing Herbal Medicine Handbook" states that linden tea is also used to treat headaches and incontinence. linden is also used to help treat mild gallbladder problems, upset stomach and indigestion, and to ease nasal congestion, lower high blood pressure and reduce excessive gas. These are based on anecdotal reports and historical uses, however, and not on scientific evidence.
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When taken as a hot tea, linden acts as a diaphoretic, which means that it helps to slightly raise your body temperature and promote sweating. This is beneficial because harmful microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria cannot survive in elevated body temperatures, and linden therefore helps your body's immune system to fight against infections. Due to its diaphoretic and soothing properties, linden tea is commonly used to treat bronchitis, cough and colds and throat irritation.

Letching Gray
01-08-17, 09:06 PM
Thanks for this information. Pretty cool.