We’re lucky enough to have several large tilleul trees where we live and in late June the fragrant flowers buzz with the activity of bees. The flowers must be picked within the first few days of blooming in order to have the medicinal tisane effect.
Tisane de tilleul works as a mild sedative and helps calm stomach cramps. It also favors blood circulation. However, if steeped too long, or made with a dose too strong, tilleul can have the opposite effect, exciting rather than calming, and lead to insomnia.