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Scientific Name: Micromeria fruticosa
Alternative Names: White savory, White-leaved savory, Tea Hyssop, Zuta levana, Ashab a-shai

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Micromeria fruticosa


  • Perennial
  • White micromeria is native to Israel and the eastern Mediterranean.
  • It is a dwarf evergreen shrub that can grow up to 60cm.
  • White micromeria has opposite, egg shaped silver, pennyroyal scented leaves and bears small white flowers.
  • It is drought tolerant and dislikes excessive water.
  • White micromeria will grow in sun or partial shade and makes a good container, border or rock garden plant.

Culinary Uses

  • This herb is used mainly to make a minty tea and soup.

Parts Used

  • The leaves.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • White micromeria contains a high concentration of the monoterpene essential oil known as pulegone, as well as isomenthol, that is known for its medicinal properties.
  • In folk remedies, it has been used in treating ailments such as abdominal pains, diarrhoea, eye infections, heart disorders, high blood pressure, weariness, exhaustion and colds.
  • An infusion from its leaves can be gargled for treating bad breath odours and gum infections.
  • Other usages include making a poultice from the boiled leaves and applying it onto open wounds, burns and skin infections.
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