Savory Dried Leaves

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Latin Name : Satureja Hortensis

Origin Country: Greece

Savory is a plant which closes relative to thyme, lavender and sage. Savory has a quite hot taste, like thyme, and a bit acrid, and have abundant of mineral and vitamins. This herb is a good source of iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, and selenium

This herb is not only good for adding flavor to dishes. It also comes with all kinds of health benefits:

–  Remedy for Digestive Problems: It has also been shown to help relieve symptoms of many digestive problems. These include diarrhea, gastro-enteritis, and even colic.

–  A Natural Antiseptic: It has an essential oil called thymol which contains antiseptic and antifungal properties. These properties can help treat bee stings and other kinds of insect bites.

–  Relieves Symptoms of Coughs and Colds: Many use this plant to help treat symptoms of cough and cold, such as sore throat, thanks to its antibacterial properties. It also has Vitamin C which helps the body naturally protect itself against viruses and other free radicals.

–  Natural Aphrodisiac:  Like the Ancient Romans, many people still use the savory plant as a natural aphrodisiac.

–  Prevents Diseases and Promotes Overall Health: This plant has antioxidants which can help prevent diseases from even forming in the first place. One example is its ability to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels in the body. This helps promote heart health and stop heart diseases from developing.

To make an infusion, place 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer). Allow the mixture to steep for 10' to 15' minutes or overnight. Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day. Add if you want honey, milk or lemon wedge for flavour. It’s also widely used to season many delicious dishes including: Beans, Cretons, Lamb, Meat pies, Pizza, Pork, Rice, Sauces, Soups, Vegetables. It also makes a delicious addition to marinades or dry rubs for grilled meats.
Summer savory seems to be safe for most people when used properly. It should not be used by hypotensives and should not be overconsumed because it can cause nausea and vomiting, up to very serious side effects. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.

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