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Moutain Savory (Satureja montana)

Moutain Savory

Satureja montana

Mountain savory (Satureja montana), also known as winter savory, is an annual perennial plant in the Lamiaceae family. Native to the Mediterranean and the Near East, it has woody stems at the base, narrow grey leaves, small fragrant flowers and leathery, shiny leaves. This small herbaceous perennial plant is 20 to 40 centimetres long. Along with thyme, rosemary and marjoram, it is one of the four "herbes de Provence" under the local and familiar name of "poivre d'âne".


Main aromatic molecules: Monoterpene phenols (carvacrol, thymol), monoterpenes (α and γ-terpinenes, paracymene), monoterpenols.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Producing organs : Aerial parts.
Yield: 250g of essential oil per 100kg of plant.
Equivalence: 1ml → 30 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated European Pharmacopoeia dropper).

  • Skin application Skin application
  • Oral route Oral route

Main properties

The Montain Savory is formidably anti-infectious. It treats all types of infections, including respiratory, bronchial and digestive. Immune stimulant, general tonic, it gives a useful boost to the natural defenses tired: following illness, stress, smoking ... It is a powerful antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral, to use against many skin problems such as scabies, ringworm, mycoses, warts, boils and severe acne.

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recipes

Angina
Take 2 drops of Mountain Savory essential oil on a neutral tablet, 3 times a day, for 8 days. From 15 years+.

Cystitis
Take 1 drop of Mountain Savory essential oil on a neutral tablet, 1 spoonful of honey, olive oil or edible sweet almond, 4 times a day, for 6 days. Adults only.

Wart
Blend 1 drop of Mountain Savory essential oil with 2 drops of St. John's wort vegetable oil. Apply to the wart twice a day with a cotton swab. From 7 years+.

Always seek advise from your pharmacist or GP.

Precautions for use

This essential oil, which is not without toxicity must not be used for more than 2 consecutive weeks. The oral route is reserved for children over 15 years old. It should not be applied pure to the skin and is not recommended for atmospheric diffusion.

Do not use :
in pregnant or breastfeeding women,
in children under 7,
in the person allergic to one of the components (limonene, linalool),
in asthmatics without the advice of an allergist,
in the epileptic people or people with a history of convulsive disorders,
in people with a history of gastritis, peptic ulcer, viral hepatitis A, B or C, or liver failure.

The Mountain Savory was long known for its aphrodisiac powers, known since ancient times. This sulphurous reputation earned him a ban in the Middle Ages in the gardens of the monasteries ...

AROMATHERAPIA

Extracts from the book 'Aromatherapia - All about essential oils', by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book '41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently' and '48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy' by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.

The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.
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