Linden leaves come from a tree native to Europe and Asia, called the linden tree. The vast majority of linden trees and the greatest diversity are found in Asia. They are called linden trees in Europe, and basswood trees in North America.
The latin name "tilia", means ‘broad leaved’. Some linden trees in Europe have grown to be over 1000 years old. A popular linden tree in Slovenia is not only the thickest tree in the country but is also 700 years old!
Linden leaves are used in tea, and medicinally. The leaves have a sweet flavour, similar to sugar snap peas.
Also known as: tilia, أوراق الزيزفون