Winter Savory Plants - Organic

Winter Savory Plants - Organic
Cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, colic, and intestinal gas, cough and sore throat, tonic, menstrual disorders, arthritis, stings.
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Winter Savory herb is famous for its anti-septic and anti-fungal properties. This powerful plant benefits the digestive system in so many ways, with great vitamins and minerals, as well as being a prebiotic.

Vitamins: Winter savory is a good source of several vitamins such as vitamins A, various B vitamins and vitamin C and zinc, to boost the immune system.

Minerals: You can get important minerals from winter savory, including iron (encourages the development of blood cells), calcium and magnesium, as well as potassium, which is essential to moderating blood pressure and keeping the heart healthy.

Anti-septic and Anti-fungal: The leaves of winter savory have been found to contain medicinal essential volatile oils like carvacol and thymol. Thymol is an anti-septic and anti-fungal agent, making it a great way to fight and prevent the spread of fungal infections. Carvacol meanwhile, is an antibacterial agent, effective in fighting such bacterial strains as Bacillus cereus and E coli.

Digestive Aid: When consumed as a tea, it is as sovereign remedy for digestive upset, headaches, colic, flatulence, while it is also used to treat gastra-enteritis, cystitis, nausea, diarrhoea and bronchial congestion.

Prepbiotic & rich in fibre: Winter savory is a source of dietary fibre. It's important to get enough fibre to keep your digestive system running smoothly. Fibre is also essential to help reduce unhelpful cholesterol and boost helpful cholesterol. Fibre is also an important prebiotic that helps nuture good gut flora.

Wasp/bee stings: A sprig of the plant, rubbed onto bee or wasp stings, brings instant relief.

Fights Inflammation: In its concentrated oil form, the powerful medicinal effects of savory oil may help treat rheumatism, gout, headaches and nausea.  An ointment made from the plant is used externally to relieve arthritic joints.

Habitat of the herb: Old walls, dry banks and rocks on hillsides, sun or part afternoon shade.

Edible parts of Winter Savory: Leaves - raw or cooked. A peppery flavour, they are used mainly as a flavouring for cooked foods, especially beans, and also as a garnish for salads etc.
A herb tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves. The leaves are harvested just before the plant comes into flower. A tangy, marjoram-like flavour.

Other uses of the herb: The growing plant repels insects. An essential oil is obtained from the leaves. Plants can be grown as a ground cover when spaced about 45cm apart each way.

All herbs are organically grown in a recycled or compostable pot.

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