• Arbutus uva-ursi Arbutus uva-ursi
  • Centaurea cyanus Centaurea cyanus
  • Crataegus monogynea Crataegus monogynea
  • Gentiana lutea Gentiana lutea
  • Hypericum perforatum Hypericum perforatum
  • Juniperus communis Juniperus communis
  • Lavandula officinalis Lavandula officinalis
  • Melissa officinalis Melissa officinalis
  • Papaveris rhoeas Papaveris rhoeas
  • Rosa canina albania Rosa canina
  • Rosmarinus officinalis Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Salvia officinalis Salvia officinalis
  • /Taraxacum officinale Taraxacum officinale
  • Verbascum thapsus Verbascum thapsus
  • Vitex agnus-castus Vitex agnus-castus

Satureja montana

Parts Used: All aerial parts

Constituents: rosmarinic acid,thymol, ursolic-acid

Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits

     Winter savory, and its annual cousin summer savory,Satureja hortensis, are known mainly as culinary herbs, though they do possess medicinal properties. Savory is a carminative herb recommend for gas and digestive upsets, including colic, diarrhea and indigestion. Its antiseptic and astringent properties make it a good treatment for sore throats. A poultice of the leaves gives quick relief to insect bites.

     Winter savory has a stronger, more resinous flavor than the milder annual summer savory, both impart a peppery bite to foods and blend well with thyme, marjoram and basil. Both are used to marinate meats, add flavor to beans and vegetables. Savory are known especially as "bean herbs", because of the added flavor as well a reduction in flatulence and gas.