Savory – Summer
Satureja hortensis

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 10 - 18"

General: This herb forms a mound of spicy flavored, aromatic narrow leaves and stems of purple-pink blooms. Milder than Winter Savory and similar to a combination of marjoram and thyme. Use in tea, sausage and stuffing.

Culinary Uses: Savory summer is most flavorful when added fresh to stews, soups, sauces, and stuffing. Because it is more mild and sweeter than it's cousin, winter savory, it can also be added to salads, dips, or other dishes that don't require cooking.

Medicinal Uses: This herb possesses exceptional nutritional qualities. It is rich in dietary fiber, niacin, vitamins B6, C, A, and numerous minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. It has been used to treat many maladies from low sex drive to infections. In modern times, it has been shown that it can be effective in alleviating sore throats and relieving mild indigestion. Some accounts have noted that it has the ability to reduce inflammation and sting of bug bites when applied topically.

Ornamental Uses: Savory summer is a bushy plant that grows quickly. It has beautiful lavender, white, and/or pink flowers. It attracts honey bees as well.

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