Also known as lime blossom, linden is a powerful medicinal flower which has many anti bacterial properties. The complete plant is often used in the treatment of various diseases including its leaves, bark and flowers. It thrives in moist and rich soils and grows in abundance in valleys. In the past the linden was held sacred for several religions. An interesting fact about the linden tree is that before the 19th century all the judicial meetings of Germanic people were held under the linden tree because it was thought that the tree helped in revealing the truth and make better decisions. Some of the most important decisions in the world have been passed under the shade of a linden tree.