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What other names is Summer Savory known by?

Ajedrea de Jardín, Bean Herb, Bohnenkraut, Calamintha hortensis, Herbe de Saint Julien, Poivrette, Sarriette Commune, Sarriette d'Été, Sarriette des Jardins, Satureja hortensis, Savory.

What is Summer Savory?

Summer savory is a plant. The leaves and stem are used to make medicine.

People take summer savory for coughs, sore throat, and intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, nausea, and loss of appetite. People with diabetes take it to relieve frequent thirst. It is also used as a tonic and as an aphrodisiac to increase sex drive.

Some people apply summer savory directly to the skin for insect bites.

In foods, summer savory is used as a culinary spice. The oil is used as a flavoring agent.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Cough.
  • Gas.
  • Intestinal cramps.
  • Indigestion.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Thirst in people with diabetes.
  • Sore throat.
  • Increasing sex drive.
  • Insect bites, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of summer 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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