Yummy and full of medicinal benefits, Winter Savory is a star when it comes to flavor and health.
Check out why Winter Savory is one of the favorite teas in the Balkans, found in everybody’s house.
Anti-septic and Anti-fungal
The leaves of savory have been found to contain medicinal essential volatile oils like carvacrol 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. Carvacrol, meanwhile, is an antibacterial agent, effective in fighting such bacterial strains as Bacillus cereus and E coli.
Vitamins and Minerals
Rich in vitamins and minerals, savory has been found to help keep the body up and running. Savory contains potassium, which is essential to moderating blood pressure and keeping the heart healthy. The iron content in savory encourages the development of blood cells, while zinc and vitamin C helps boost the immune systems.
Prebiotic and rich in fiber
Savory is a source of dietary fiber. It’s important to get enough fiber to keep your digestive system running smoothly. Fiber is also essential to helping reduce bad LDL cholesterol while helping to boost good HDL cholesterol. Fiber is also an important prebiotic that helps nurture good gut flora.
When consumed as a tea, it is a sovereign remedy for digestive upset, headaches, colic, flatulence, whilst it is also used to treat gastro-enteritis, cystitis, nausea, diarrhoea, bronchial congestion,sore throat and menstrual disorders.
Due to its antiseptic properties, drinking savory tea may help improve the functioning of the liver and kidneys.
In its concentrated oil form, the powerful medicinal effects of savory oil may help treat rheumatism, gout, headaches, and nausea.