May 30, 2016

Winter Savory

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What other names is Winter Savory known by?

Ajedrea, Calamintha montana, Herbe de Saint Julien, Mountain Savory Oil, Poivre d'Âne, Sadrée, Sarriette, Sarriette des Montagnes, Sarriette Vivace, Satureja montana, Satureja obovata, Savory, Savourée.

What is Winter Savory?

Winter savory is an herb. The leaves and stems are used to make medicine.

People take winter savory for intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. They also take it to treat cough and sore throat, reduce sex drive, and as a tonic.

In manufacturing, winter savory oil is used as a flavoring agent.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Indigestion.
  • Cramps.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Sore throat.
  • Cough.
  • Reducing sex drive.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of winter savory for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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