According to folk medicine, savory is supposed to be good for the digestive system. It is considered to be an appetite stimulant, anti-flatulent and as a carminative.
It is also good for people suffering from diarrhea. Tea brewed with savory is believed to be healing for colds and cough, while it can also act as an expectorant. It can also be used as an antiseptic gargle and to cure flatulence-related pain. The flowering tops and essential oil is used for medicinal and culinary use.
Savory has originated from the southern part of Europe, and winter savory grows well in well-drained and sunny places. It is generally grown as a garden herb.
Health Benefits of Savory Herbs
- Savory is rich in tannin, linalool, 1-borneol, x1-pinen, cymol, and carvacrol. These chemicals in savory can protect you from intestinal and lung infections, as well as renal infections.
- Tea brewed with savory can be used to treat internal health problems.
- It can treat urine retention, gastric disorders, cough, headache, colic and uterine contraction.
- Savory can be used in teas along with colt’s foot and chamomile and sugar to heal flu.
- Those who suffer from convulsive coughing can use a mixture of black currant tea and savory to heal. You can even drink savory juice mixed with a proportion of 1:7 sugar syrup. If you consume a spoonful of this juice at every hour, then you can see the benefits.
- Since savory has anti-septic properties, it can help in better kidney and liver functioning.
- Savory tea, with the essential oil of savory can be used to treat intestinal worms.
- For those with anemia, the bitter compounds in savory can be healing and can act as a powerful tonic.
- Savory oil can treat nausea, headaches, rheumatism and gout.
- A tincture made with savory can be used in small amounts to cure the symptoms of rachitic children.
- Rheumatoid patients who suffer from high fevers can dab savory on the affected aread to cure the painful symptoms.
- Savory alcohol can act a good disinfectant and can be used to treat skin infections and wounds.
- Infusions made with savory can be used to heal convulsions and edema in pregnant women.