Winter savoury | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs

Winter savoury

winter savourySatureja montana

Mainly used now as an aromatic culinary herb, aiding digestion of pulses in particular, Savoury, both winter and summer, has been used for colic, flatulence, and to relieve sore throats and cold symptoms. It produces a powerfully antibiotic essential oil used in Clinical Aromatherapy.

“[Where bees swarm]…let plenty of strong scented savoury flower, and let beds of violet absorb the copious water.” [Virgil’s Georgics]