Savory, medicinal properties and sowing


The Savory , Satureja hortensis L. , is a medicinal and aromatic annual plant belonging to the Labiatae family originating in the Mediterranean area.

The Savory can measure up to 40 cm high, it has rounded leaves covered by small hairs. Its flowers form clusters and are small, we can see them from spring to autumn. Next, discover the properties of savory.

Medicinal properties of Savory, Satureja hortensis L

This medicinal plant has antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, antiviral, antioxidant, carminative, stomachic, stimulant and expectorant properties. Contains ursolic acid, essential oils (such as thymol and carvacrol), mucilage, bitter principles, tannins and sitosterin. Enjoy all the properties of savory.

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savory properties Benefits and medicinal uses of Savory

Facilitates digestions

Helps eliminate gas and its discomfort

Improves gout or high uric acid

Relieves cough

Eliminate intestinal parasites

Prevents and helps recovery from anemia

It is indicated for cases of rheumatism

Accelerates recovery from bronchial ailments

It is a medicinal plant indicated for asthma

It is excellent for cleaning the mouth and throat

Eliminate cold sores

Cut diarrhea

Used for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis

It is beneficial in cases of prostate disorders

Combat lack of appetite

It should not be taken during pregnancy and lactation.

Home remedies with savory

Dried stems, leaves and flowers are used for medicinal purposes

For a clean and healthy mouth you just have to prepare an infusion with a teaspoon of savory for each cup of water, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes, strain, let cool and rinse and gargle with it. If you also add a few thyme leaves, the effects are enhanced.

If we damage a bath and add savory infusion, we will improve skin conditions and our skin will be healthier.

Another way to use savory externally is through the local application of plasters and compresses , very convenient to heal wounds, rheumatism or skin conditions.

The essential savory oil can be applied, diluted with another base oil, to remove herpes or also for aromatherapy.

To calm stomach pain  or when you have diarrhea, you just have to prepare an infusion with savory and drink slowly when it cools down.

Savory cultivation

It is a plant that can be easily reproduced by seeds or cuttings. The seeds take about 3 weeks to germinate. When the seedlings are about 7 cm tall, you can transplant them to their final place.

You need well aerated soils, which can drain the water. Savory likes the sun, so you should put it in a place where it receives at least 5 hours of sun a day.

It does not need abundant watering, in fact, it prefers slightly dry, sandy and limestone soils.

You already know all the properties of savory.


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