The Latin name of the herb is Satureja thymbra. Its taste is similar to oregano and thyme. Since ancient times, not only is it used for various diseases but also as a flavoring in cooking. It thrives in May for about a month.
- Culinary use.
Due to its strong, pungent culinary scent, it is a beneficial addition to many recipes. It is used such as oregano and thyme. It makes a great combination with salads, sauces, baked, beans, scrambled eggs, white cheese, beans, raw vegetables etc. It acts as a digestive and is ideal for all indigestible dishes. It is added to vinegar, olives, dried figs and liqueurs, too.
- Pharmaceutical use.
The healing properties of the plant have been known since antiquity. The fathers of herbal medicine and pharmacology, Theophrastus and Dioscorides, refer to it in their books. It neutralizes bacteria, germs and fungi. It can be applied externally as an antiseptic for wounds and insect bites offering immediate relief.
(Pour a teaspoon in a cup of boiling water, filtrate it, and drink up to three times a day).
- It stimulates the appetite and helps digestion.
- It strengthens the immune system.
- It improves the symptoms of diarrhea, pain from colic, nervous indigestion and nausea.
- It soothes coughs and it is suitable for bronchitis and asthma.
- It makes people get rid of insomnia.
- It helps in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
- Last but not least, savory is considered to improve hearing.
It is not recommended for pregnant women.
The above information is indicative. It is not a prescription.