Formal Name: Satureja hortensis
Supplement Forms: Leaves, liquids

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


For centuries, Savory was used primarily as in ingredient in love potions, to restore the sex drive and increase the happiness of couples. It was used by the Romans as a culinary herb and medicine before pepper. They also used it to treat bee stings. The Romans eventually introduced the herb to the British, who ignored its proposed medicinal uses and instead only utilized it for its flavor. Savory was first used as a cure for indigestion by American colonists.

Bodily Functions Savory Assists

Savory, an herb native to southern Europe, is known to regulate the digestive system, stimulate the appetite, eliminate flatulence, and provide relief from diarrhea. In addition, the herb works as an expectorant, bringing up excess mucus. Savory tea is also useful for battling cold symptoms.

Foods High in Savory

Savory is sometimes used as a food flavoring, typically in pickles. To achieve the medicinal effects of savory most directly, try brewing it in an herbal tea.

Ailment That Savory Eliminates:
  • Alleviates indigestion
  • Works as an expectorant
  • Eliminates flatulence
  • Fights cold symptoms
  • Can be applied externally to treat cuts and infections
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Savory oil should be avoided
  • Pregnant women should not eat savory