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Savory tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

The savory, scientific name Satureja montana , is a medicinal plant, also popularly known as winter savory and basil. Widely used in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems, this plant with a special aroma can reach up to 30 cm in height, has thin leaves ending in a tip and its flowers are small, white or pink. Its leaves have a flavor similar to thyme, but more spicy, and are appreciated as a condiment in the preparation of culinary dishes. Savory can be found for sale at health food stores and some compounding pharmacies. Next, learn about the properties, benefits and indications for use of the tea from this plant.

The medicinal properties of savory

  • Astringent;
  • Aphrodisiac;
  • Analgesic;
  • Aromatics;
  • Digestive;
  • Stomachic;
  • Carminative;
  • Expectorant;
  • Antispasmodic;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Antidiarrheal;
  • Stimulant;
  • Fungicide;
  • Tonic.

Benefits and indications for use

The savory tea is indicated to help treat intestinal problems, wounds, thrush, insect bites, diarrhea and sore throat.

How to use savory?

The used parts of this plant are its flowers, leaves and essential oil. To enjoy the benefits provided by savory, just prepare a tea with its leaves.

The plant is also used to alleviate wasp and bee stings and, for this, it is recommended to crush a branch and rub it in the affected area.

savory tea recipe


– 2 tablespoons of the herb;
– 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode:

Put two tablespoons of the plant in a liter of water. When the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat. Cover the container and let the solution smother for about 10 minutes. Then just strain and drink the tea. The indication for consumption is two to three cups of this tea a day.

Side effects and contraindications of savory

There were no side effects or contraindications for the use of savory, however, they always remember the importance of consulting a doctor before starting any treatment, including natural remedies.

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