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Scientific Name: Satureja Montana ssp. citriodora

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Satureja Montana ssp. citriodora


  • Perennial
  • Hardy, aromatic evergreen, spreading perennial.
  • Needs full sun and well-drained soil.

Culinary Uses

  • This is a lemon-scented variety of winter savory which flavor closely resembles lemon thyme and it can be used as a substitute for lemon thyme.
  • Use the same as Winter savory.
  • Add at the end of cooking time.
  • Grilled fish, salad, tea, etc.

Parts Used

  • The plant is harvested in the summer when in flower and can be used fresh or dried.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Medicinal benefits for the whole digestive system.
  • Remedy for colic, flatulence, gastro-enteritis, cystitis, nausea, diarrhea, bronchial congestion, sore throat and menstrual disorders.
  • Stimulant, aphrodisiac.
  • Inhibits the growth of Candida.
  • A sprig of the plant, rubbed onto bee or wasp stings, brings instant relief
  • Not for pregnant women.
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