Lemon savory (Satureja Montana ssp. Citriodora) is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Oral flowers. The stems are compactly collected and erect, with small gray-green leaves and small delicate pink-purple flowers. The plant is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Lemon savory has a strong aroma of lemon, and according to its taste is very similar to lemon thyme and can be used as a substitute. The lemon aroma of the herb gives a fresh note to the herbal teas.
Nowadays, this herb is a major part of many herb gardens. Lemon savory is said to have many health benefits, with particular interest in its healing benefits for the entire digestive system.
In modern folk medicine, lemon savory is considered useful in flatulence, colic, gastroenteritis, cystitis, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat and menstrual disorders. It is also used as an expectorant and as a poultice to treat bee stings or insect bites. A twig of the plant rubbed on bee or wasp stings brings immediate relief.
Lemon savory has antifungal properties that allow it to naturally inhibit the growth of Candida albicans. In addition, lemon savory is believed to stimulate the appetite and has a reputation as an aphrodisiac.