Tilia Europoea. The Linden or Teil tree, common in parks and in some gardens. The trunk is thick, the branches pretty regular, the leaves short, broad, nearly round in figure, pointed, and serrated at the edges. The flowers are yellowish white, of a sweet smell, and delicate.The flowers are useful in Epilepsy and nervous fevers, made into a decoction or infusion; they are useful in asthma and. irritable coughs. The tree, and especially the inner bark abounds with a soft mucilage, which is very useful in burns, scalds, and gouty swellings. The leaves powdered, and half a drachm taken in treacle, or in tea, subdues urinary heat and inflammation.
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