Savory – Winter
Satureja montana

Zone: 5-8
Height: 12"

General: Semi-evergreen shrub whose leaves have a stronger flavor than summer savory. Makes a good salt and pepper substitute. Winter savory grows best in a moist, well-drained soil in plenty of bright sunlight.

Culinary Uses: Leaves are mostly added to stews, soups, sauces, and stuffing, and complementary in bean dishes. It can also be made into teas.

Medicinal Uses: Savory winter provides vitamins C, A, B and minerals including calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. It is considered to have similar effects as savory summer but possibly stronger. Traditionally used in treating colic, sore throat, menstrual issues, and digestive problems, including flatulence and nausea. Topically it can reduce inflammation and help alleviate bug bites, as well as treat arthritis and possibly slow balding.

Ornamental Uses: Similar looking to the savory summer, however, this herb produces white or purple flowers. These flowers are main attractors for beneficial pollinators.

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