Tilia x europaea, Linden Blossom For Your Hair and Skin
The tall upstanding Lime tree has honey-scented blossom. Medicinally it is relaxing and cleansing. Short haircuts for curly thick hair men It makes a helpful tea for fevers and flu, especially if combined with Yarrow and Peppermint. It encourages sweating and aids the body through fevers. It is also used to reduce hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure, and to relieve migraines.
Parts used: Flowers, including the pale yellowish bracts.
Dose: 1 tsp dried/2 tsp fresh to a cup of boiling water taken three times a day.
Viburnum opulus, Guelder Rose
A decorative wild bush which produces glorious white and pale pink spring flowers, followed by autumn red berries. Writer Geoffrey Grigson said it had a smell like crisply fried, well-peppered trout. Therapeutically, the use of Cramp Bark is a good illustration of the connection between body and mind. It reduces spasms whatever the cause and helps tackle constipation, period pains, and high blood pressure.
Parts used: Dried bark.
Dose: 1 tsp to a cup of boiling water.