Savory is an herb derived from the plant Satureja. It is often used as a seasoning in cooking because of its aromatic and flavorful properties.
What is Savory good for?
Improving digestion: Savory is traditionally used to aid digestion. It can help reduce gas, bloating and indigestion often associated with eating beans, legumes and other gas-forming foods. It can also stimulate appetite.
Seasoning for beans and legumes: As the name suggests, savory is often used to enhance the flavor of beans and legumes. It has a savory and spicy flavor that goes well with these foods. It can be used both fresh and dried to flavor bean dishes, including soups, stews, salads and spreads.
Soothing effect on airways: Savory also has a long history of use as a home remedy for respiratory problems. It has expectorant and soothing properties. It is sometimes used in cough syrups and teas for this purpose.
Disinfectant properties: Savory contains certain compounds, such as thymol, which have antiseptic properties. It can be used in natural disinfectants or as part of mouthwashes.
How to use Savory for health:
2.5g dried Savory per cup – pour over with boiling water – steep for 5 minutes – strain – 2 to 3 cups per day.
A word of caution:
Some people are allergic to the essential oil; it can irritate the skin or stomach.
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