Country of Origin: Greece
As a cooking herb, summer savory, or as we greeks call it Throumpi, combines perfectly with bay leaves, oregano, thyme and rosemary. It is used in tomato-based sauces and in recipes with lamb and pork. It is also good with potatoes.
Summer savory is a highly aromatic herb that stimulates appetite, acts as an expectorant, improves the digestion process and increases sexual mood.
It is beneficial to the stomach particularly in cases of burning sensation or indigestion. Summer savory soothes heartburn and excessive gas in the stomach, as well as nausea.
Summer savory has spasmolytic properties and is suitable for the treatment of asthma, nerve cough, colic. It also has expectorant action and soothes cough in cases of bronchitis while it eliminates mucus and phlegm.
The astringent properties of this herb make it particularly helpful in cases of diarrhea.
Summer savory has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used both externally and internally to soothe inflammation and relieve joint pains in cases of rheumatoid and gout arthritis.
The Egyptians used summer savory as an aphrodisiac as it stimulates blood circulation, stimulates the brain and increases sexual desire.
Summer savory can be applied on insect bites or wounds as it protects the affected area. It acts as an antiseptic and prevents the entry of pathogens, reduces inflammation and irritation and speeds up the healing process.
CAUTION! Summer savory should be avoided during pregnancy
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