Savory Winter Oil

winter savory Satureja montana

Savory winter oil.....

This plant has been used as a culinary herb since antiquity. It’s used much in the same way as summer savory. When compared with many varieties of thyme, rosemary, and lavender, recent research has shown ‘the net superiority of the anti-microbial properties of essence of savory’.

It’s a semi-evergreen, semi-woody subshrub (a short woody plant with ground-hugging stems). It’s easy to grow and requires well drained soil and six hours of sun per day.

Botanical Name - Satureja Montana

Common Method Of Extraction - Whole herb, aerial

Parts Used - Whole herb

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Sharp, medicinal, herbaceous

Largest Producing Countries - Albania , Spain , and France

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Traditional Use – Savory, winter is occasionally used in perfumery work. It’s employed to some extent in flavoring, mainly meats and seasonings.

Properties - Anticatarrhal, antiputrescent, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrizant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, stimulant, and vermifuge.Benefits - None. This oil shouldn’t be used on the skin at all.

Blends Well With - Lavandin, lavender, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, and citrus oils.

Safety DataSavory winter oil is a dermal toxin, dermal irritant, and mucous membrane irritant. Avoid this oil during pregnancy.

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