The Lime Tree.


A tree common enough in parks and gardens, and when in flower very beautiful and fragrant; the trunk is thick, and the branches grow with a tolerable regularity. The leaves are short, broad, of a figure approaching to round, but terminating in a point, and serrated about the edges. The flowers grow on long yellowish stalks, with a yellow, oblong, and narrow leaf upon them. They are themselves also of a yellowish white colour, and extremely delicate and sweet smell. The fruit is roundish and small. The flowers are the only part used; they are good against giddiness of the head, tremblings of the limbs, and all other lighter nervous disorders. They are best taken as tea.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.