This has a distinctive strong aroma that resembles the smell of a lime tree. The taste is sharp, slightly bitter. In the liquid state, the honey’s colour is greenish-yellow to light amber. The intensity of colour and taste differ depending on the region the honey comes from. On crystallizing, the honey’s consistency is fine-grained and the colour becomes white-yellow or golden yellow. Linden honey exhibits expectorant, diaphoretic, antipyretic, sedative and antispasmodic properties. It is applied in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract, the throat and the sinuses, in throat infections and for bronchitis. Due to its high antibiotic activity, it is also applied in urinary tract diseases, rheumatic affections and neuroses.