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Health Benefits of Savory

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Savory can help against many ailments - it is often used to treat colic and stomach problems, soothes headache and cough. Various studies also showed that the herb has an excellent effect against tuberculosis.

Savory also contains thymol, which has proven antifungal and antiseptic properties. Also, it is rich in vitamins and minerals - it contains large amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, manganese and selenium.

The vitamins found in flavorful savory are A, B and C, with it being especially rich in В1, В3 and В6 from the B group.

Tea made from savory quickly alleviates symptoms of bronchitis. Regular consumption of the remedy soothes gastric distress and reduces gas. The herb also eases digestion.

If you are suffering from rheumatism, you can also try drinking tea from savory as a treatment. It is also useful for people suffering from high blood pressure and heart palpitations. It also relieves dizziness and summer diarrhea.


You can also make a concoction from savory against vomiting. Even from the first signs of flu you can use savory for relief. According to some sources, infusions from savory decrease stress levels in the body.

You can prepare it very easily - for it you will need just 2 tablespoons of the finely chopped herb. Pour 2 cups (500 mL) of boiling water over it and set aside to soak for an hour. Once it cools, drink 1 wine glass of it 3 times a day. It is advised to drink the infusion before meals.

Often, extracts from the herb are also made. To make it you need 2 tablespoons savory - let it soak in 2 cups (500 mL) water for about 3 hours.

Then put the mixture on the stove and wait for it to come to a boil. Finally, turn off the heat and let it cool, then strain and drink in 3 portions. This recipe is often used for people suffering from hypertension.