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Savory (Satureja hortensis, Satureja montana)

Savory (Satureja hortensis, Satureja montana)


Stomach-strengthening, digestive-strengthening, heart-strengthening, mood-enhancing, flatulent, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, antiseptic, astringent

Areas of application:

Insect bites, bites of poisonous animals, strengthens the root of the tooth, heavy breathing, cough, stomach cramps, colic, vomiting, mouth and throat diseases, cold symptoms, asthma attacks, earache

Plant parts used:

the whole flowering herb

Collection time:

July to September

To find:

Garden plant, is sold in seeds or plants


essential oil, tannins, mucus, carvacol, thymol, cymol


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of savory (dried or fresh) are poured over with 1 cup of boiling water and allowed to steep for about 10 to 15 minutes. 2 cups per day are sufficient.

Savory can be used as a light diet. So if you have to save salt for health reasons, mix leaf powder into your food. This gives taste even without salt. Tip: Do not use together with marjoram or oreganum!

🔥 Smoking: Burn whole branches in the incense bowl or put them in the fire, this disinfects rooms and smells aromatic (caution is advised, with fire alarms in the rooms). It is also a good introduction to meditation and before rituals to banish negative thoughts.

Savory is an aphrodisiac and is therefore an ingredient in love potions. People you want to bind to you are given an amulet in which the herb is processed.

Hildegard von Bingen: Powder Satureja, add a little less sage powder and even less caraway powder, drink it often after eating and the tremors in the limbs get better.

Note: Available as mixed savory powder from Hildegard pharmacies, the powder is used for Parkinson's disease. Cure duration 1/2 year to 11/2 years!

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