Savory relieves difficult digestion accompanied by stomach cramps or even bloating and flatulence. It also acts on the urinary, respiratory and joint spheres. Finally, its tonic properties make it ideal in cases of nervous and physical fatigue. Latin name: Satureja montana L. Part of the plant: leaves.

This article was updated on 25/04/2023

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In case of Gastroenteritis

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

Ginger, Pepper mint, Coltsfoot

In case of Cystitis, Urinary tract infection

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

In case of Difficult digestion, Digestive disorders, Digestive spasms

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In case of' Aerophagia, bloating, flatulence

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In case of' Angina, Mouth ulcer, Pharyngitis, Sore throat

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Gargling

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and let cool. Use the preparation as a gargle twice a day.

In case of Diarrhea

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

Plants often associated

Alchemilla, Lemongrass, Oregano, Oak, Loosestrife, Blueberry, Marshmallow, Nettle, Mauve

In case of Bronchitis, Cold

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In case of Wound

Recommended modes of use

In compress

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Soak a compress or clean cloth with the preparation, to apply to the affected areas.

In lotion

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter and let cool. Apply the lotion directly to the skin, several times a day.

Plants often associated

Yarrow, Alchemilla, Cassis, Oregano, Worry, Thyme, Lavender, Echinacea

In case of' Asthenia, overwork, fatigue

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 L of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In decoction

Pour 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of water. Boil for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.

In an aromatic bath

Pour 10 to 20 g of dry leaves into 1 or even 2 L of hot water. Let cool or cool if necessary. Add the preparation to the bath water. 

Plants often associated

Coriander, Hibiscus, Thyme, Nettle, Rosemary, Ash

Properties and active components

Properties

  • carminative
  • stomachic
  • astringent (tannins)
  • antiseptic (carvacrol, rosmarinic acid)
  • antibacterial (carvacrol, thymol)
  • antiparasitic (carvacrol, thymol)
  • antifungal (carvacrol, thymol)
  • antiviral (carvacrol, thymol, phenol acids)
  • tonic

Active components

  • Essential oils: carvacrol, thymol
  • Terpenes
  • Tannins
  • Phenol acids: rosmarinic and caffeic acid
  • Flavonoids

Precautions for use

Avoid consuming all forms of plant in the evening, before sleeping.

Botanical

Mountain Savory is one of the five herbs of Provence with Thyme, Marjoram, Oregano and Rosemary. It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. Mountain Savory is a perennial aromatic plant with somewhat hairy roots.

It appears in the form of compact tufts reddish green stems, erected and woody with diffuse branches measuring up to 40 cm high. THE leaves are small, opposite, elongated and spicy. Slightly buried in the persistent and leathery blade, they are dark green in color. There labiate flower east small, white and nectariferous. It blooms from June to September. The fruits are very small and made up of 4 achenes.

Originally from the countries of the Mediterranean basin, Sarriette is found on arid, limestone and stony soils up to 1600 m altitude. Generally speaking, it is cultivated quite easily even if its ideal climate is one mediterranean climate, i.e. a continental climate with a dry summer. The main Sarriette producing countries are located in Europe with of course the France but also theAlbania.

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