A2Z 2020 — essential oils — S — savory x 2

S letter

The genus Satureja is named for the satyrs, ancient Greek mythical demigods of the forest, who where known for their lusty habits and half-man/half goat shape. Legends held that the satyrs wore crowns of Savory, and the herb was once held to be an aphrodisiac [summer savory.] – from chaofbc

Summer Savory - Herb Seed | Johnny's Selected Seeds
summer savory (satureja hortensis)

Savory, summer (satureja hortensis)

Plant appearance: hardy annual herb grows 1 foot high, with long slim branches from a central stem; small pinkish flowers and small brown fruits

Parts used: leaves and flowering tops

Oil appearance: pale yellow to pale orange-tinged

Therapeutic uses: bronchial infection, bronchitis, influenza, respiratory viral infection, muscular aches and pains, fungal infection, insect bites

Precautions: can cause skin irritation, so patch test is advisable. Avoid during pregnancy and whil breast-feeding. Avoid if using multiple medications. GRAS

RECIPE

Wondering how to use the Summer Savory oil from doTERRA? Here are ...

 

Savory, winter (satureja montana)

Savory, Winter (Satureja montana) seeds, organic | Strictly ...
winter savory (satureja montana)

Plant appearance: perennial herb grows 3 feet high, branches grow vertically, small long slim leaves, dense spikes of small whitish-purple flowers

Parts used: plant, including flowers

Oil appearance:pale yellow

Therapeutic uses: viral infection, respiratory infection, bronchitis, rheumatism, skeletal aches and pains, muscular pain, digestive problems, wounds, abscesses

Precautions:can cause skin irritation, so patch test is advisable. Avoid during pregnancy and whil breast-feeding. Avoid if using multiple medications. GRAS

RECIPE

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Frédérique says:

    Hmmm, Summer Woodland sounds wonderful! I guess it would be like being in the forest just after the rain, with the smell coming from the trees and herbs!
    S is for Scherenschnitte

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sounds so pleasant!

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  2. Tarkabarka says:

    Hah, I didn’t realize that about the name!

    The Multicolored Diary

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  3. Arti says:

    Didn’t know there’s a herb called savory. Learnt something new. Thank you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome, Arti. What I noticed about both winter and summer savory is that they have anti-viral properties.

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      1. Arti says:

        Good to know. Thank you. Will be really useful in these times.

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  4. I think that Hugh Hefner might have been a satyr.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If you ever get a chance to read, “Thy Neighbor’s Wife,” you can get keen insights into Hef. Talese devotes large sections of the book to him.

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  5. Irene says:

    I love summer savory, and I always try to have some in my herb patch; some years it self seeds, after mild winters. The “Italian Summer” and “Grecian Garden” diffuser recipes sound beautiful as dressing ingredients for a bean salad, with a little olive oil and salt, yummy!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I love the anti-viral properties of both varieties and will try to grow some. So awesome you grow it, Irene! A lot of my herbs I have in pots and I shelter them behind a “wall/block” of bricks behind the house. They survive every year. Yummy on the salad — there you go another recipe, Mrs. Chef!

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  6. Kathe W. says:

    Your blog is really interesting- I am learning so much! Thanks!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, Kathe, thanks. I’m enjoying your flight through birds as well 🙂

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  7. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love the story behind the name!

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  8. Lael-Heart says:

    It’s a beautiful plant! The summer variety is an annual here but the winter version would survive my winters, woot woot. Adding this to my list of herbs to pick up.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awesome, Lael!

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  9. I like how the name originated. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 You’re welcome.

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  10. Tamara says:

    I had to translate it. In German it’s called “Bohnenkraut” = bean’s herb, and that’s what it’s being used for around here: to cook together with green beens. I had no idea it had other benefits.

    My S is for our airline Swissair that later became Swiss:
    https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-z-2020-switzerland-swiss-and-swissair.html

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the translation and good to know it goes well with beans. Glad you learned more about the therapeutic aspects of it. I’m sure the plant has the properties no matter how its used.

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  11. I had never heard of savory – summer, winter or otherwise. Even Bohnenkraut didn’t mean anything to me (I am German).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I guess you have now 🙂

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  12. Love the tale about savory. Although I love the plant and savory as a seasoning, I’ve never actually seen or used the essential oil(s). It’ll be fun to discover them and their differences.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed and learned more about this wonder herb, Deborah.

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  13. I have actually grown summer savory many years ago but had no idea of it’s many uses. Weekends In Maine

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It has been an amazing learning experience for me putting these posts together. Essential oils are…. well… essential!

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  14. Anagha Yatin says:

    Going by your posts, I realized one thing that our ancestors were very wise and knowledgeable. How otherwise there could be so many fables/ folk tales related to all the plants that have some value to us?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I agree with you, Anagha. I think our ancestors have been using these miracle plants for a long time.

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  15. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    Interesting information about the name!

    An A-Z of Faerie: Sirens

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