Satureja montana herb



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Satureja montana flowers



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Culinary uses:-

It is used as a herb in cooking .
Medicinal properties:-

Winter savory  have antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, and digestive benefits.

It has also been used as an expectorant and in the treatment of stings.

External uses:-

The essential oil forms an ingredient in lotions for the scalp in cases of incipient baldness.

An ointment made from the plant is used externally to relieve arthritic joints.

Internal uses:-

It is also used as a remedy for colic and a cure for flatulence, whilst it is also used to treat gastro-enteritis, cystitis, nausea, diarrhoea, bronchial congestion, sore throat and menstrual disorders.

Satureja montana flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Satureja
Species:     S. montana
Binomial name
Satureja montana

Satureja hortensis herb



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Satureja hortensis flowers



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Summer savory is a traditional popular herb.

Edibility:-

It is the main flavoring in dressing for many fowl, mixed with ground pork and other basic ingredients to create a thick meat dressing known as cretonnade  which may be eaten with turkey, goose and duck.

It also is used to make stews such as fricot, and in meat pies.

It is also widely used as a seasoning for grilled meats and barbecues, as well as in stews and sauces.

Uses:-

Summer savory is said to increase sex drive.

A tea made from summer savory is used to control diarrhea, stomach ache and mild sore throat.

Medicinal uses:-

In diabetic patients it helps to reduce excessive thirst.

Savorys rubbed on wasp and bee stings gives instant relief. An ointment made from savory works well for relief of minor rashes and skin irritations.

Satureja hortensis flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Satureja
Species:     S. hortensis
Binomial name
Satureja hortensis