Savory is native to southern Europe and grows in sunny and dry locations. It is found in barren rocky or sandy places. It is an annual plant whose height reaches 50 cm with lanceolate leaves and bunches of pale pink flowers.
While widely used in cooking, its therapeutic properties (that resemble the ones of thyme) are known since ancient times.
The ancient Greeks used Savory to make "Thrymvitis wine" and it is still added in various digestive drinks.
- Digestive. Ensures the proper functioning of the digestive system.
- Soothes flatulence and stimulates the digestive process, thereby relieving us from colics and gases.
- Thermogenic, used for chest infections and bronchitis.
- Stimulates appetite and tones the body.
- Anticonvulsant for abdominal cramps.
- Soothes many neuropathies, insomnia and asthma.
- Has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Astringent. Treats diarrhea.
- Recommended for tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or impaired hearing.
HOW TO USE - TREATMENTS
Savory is mainly drunk as an infusion. Add in a cup of boiling water, two teaspoons of flowers or leaves, let it rest for 10 minutes and drink up to 3 times daily.
If the product you have contains small pieces of stems of the herb, follow the same instructions as above.
The decoction of the herb is used externally as a compress and is antiseptic for wounds or insect bites.
Adding the decoction in our bathwater soothes our nervous system and revives the genetic glands.
The decoction of the herb can be used for gargles to help heal a sore throat or mouth sores.
Its essential oil is a powerful antibacterial and can be used to treat fungal infections.
For impaired hearing you can use a few (3-4) drops of decoction in each ear, twice or three times every day.
It is widely used in cooking as a flavoring and can substitute oregano.
Consumption is not allowed during pregnancy.
Use the essential oil internally, only under a physician’s supervision.
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