I drink a quart of linden every few days. I love it so much that just smelling it soothes me. Linden Flowers: A treatment for sore throats and colitis. Some historical evidence, as well as recent opinion, indicates that linden may be used to offset some of the symptoms of menopause, such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The mucilage in the flowers coat mucous membranes to soothe inflammation and irritation.