Small-leaved lime - Tilia cordata
The small-leafed lime is a large tree belonging to the Tiliaceae family. Its velvety heart-shaped leaves have toothed edges. The flower’s scent reveals its true magic, from the green and spicy head note to its sweet orange heart and honeyed base. With an exceptional longevity of 500 years, it has become an ornamental tree planted along avenues.
Traditions:It was once used to manufacture textile fibres. The highly aromatic flower is used in infusions to treat stomach cramps and soothe the body.
Properties:The lime flower, rich in mucilages, benefits from refreshing, emollient and softening properties. It is perfectly suited to delicate, irritated skins or skins weakened by external aggressions.