Savory is a Mediterranean aromatic herb that is really similar to Thyme. It is a small bush that grows and can be found all around Greece in sunny, rocky places during spring and summer and raises pink and purple flowers. Is the main attraction for the bees, after sage. Savory is a herb that may not be so popular but is highly mentioned in pharmacology.
In ancient times, Greeks used to flavour their wine with savory. The plant is mentioned in Ancient Greece in the saved works of botanology’s and pharmacology’s fathers, Theophrastus and Dioscorides. The Romans considered that savory was aphrodisiac, because according to local tradition, the satyrs lived in meadows with savory, which gave them passion. According to Virgil savory should be planted next to cells because it gives great flavor to honey.
Increases sweating and has expectorant action. Is beneficial for stomachache and diarrhoea and it stimulates and tones the body and fights daze. Also Fights insomnia and acts positively neuropathies while is useful in body disorders due to excessive heat.
The concentrated decoction of the plant is good laxative. It helps in sore throat and toothache. It is a plant particularly digestive, whenever helps tremendously in digestive problems, colic and flatulence. Opens the appetite, is antispasmodic, soothes neuropathies, asthma attacks, and banishes insomnia. It helps in cases of arthritis, rheumatism and kidney stones. Where aids are very good, antifungal, expectorant, diuretic and aphrodisiac (the herb of happiness), while external use is antiseptic for wounds and bites.