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What are the health benefits of Savory?

The botanical name for Savory is Satureja Hortensis. Savory is an annual herb and is one of the plants belonging to the family of Lamiaceae (mint). Savory is used all over the world for culinary purposes as well as for making different medicines. Savory is very common and is extensively used in parts of East Europe and also United States. It is mostly used as a spice in many cuisines. Savory is present in two varieties for two seasons, one variety for the summer season and the other for winter season. It is considered to be the most fragrant herb amongst all. Savory is used for the cultivation of honey near beehives due to its strong fragrance.
Apart from this, there are many health benefits of savory which help to treat many problems. Savory is used to treat kidney and liver disorders due to its property of being an anti-septic agent. It is a considered to be a very good herbal remedy for the treatment of these problems. Savory is rich in many volatile oils due to which intestinal worms can be treated. Also anemia problem can be effectively treated using savory as a tonic due to the bitter compounds present in it.
A component of savory called Pyridoxine is beneficial for lowering your stress levels by increasing the content of GABA in the human brains. Mostly savory is used for preventing and curing problems like tuberculosis, diarrhea, flu, urine retention, headache, sore throat, goutiness, rheumatism, nausea and also cold. Also flu can be treated by taking a mixture of savory, chamomile and colt’s foot along with tea. Rachitic symptoms in children can be treated by using a tincture made of savory. This tincture can also be used to maintain good bone and dental health. For pregnant women suffering from edema and convulsions, savory infusions proves to be very beneficial. This infusion is also helpful in treating nervousness and diarrhea.
Dry Savory is very rich in minerals and vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C. Vitamin A is very essential for maintaining a healthy skin and vision. Therefore, savory helps a great deal in improving vision and maintaining a problem free skin as well as a healthy mucus membrane. On the other hand vitamin C present in savory is responsible for fighting against infections and problems related to inflammation. Wounds and skin infections can be treated by using the alcohol made out of savory as it has power to act as a disinfectant. Savory promotes the formation of red blood cells and also helps in maintaining an excellent cardiovascular health. People suffering from flatulence and cystitis can also consume savory for curing the problems.
Savory contains properties which help it act like a herb for preventing various diseases and promotes health. The dietary fibers present in savory help in reducing the bad cholesterol level and increasing the good cholesterol level. Thymol, a volatile oil present in savory is known for its power to help build a strong immune system. This is because of the anti-fungal and anti-septic properties this volatile oil has. Many intestinal and lung infections can be cured with the help of some components like carvacrol, linalool, tannin, 1-borneol, cymol and x1-pinen which are present in high amounts in savory. These components also help in treating renal problems. Many internal health problems can be effectively cured by drinking savory tea on a regular basis.
Apart from all these health benefits, savory is a culinary spice. it is used in pickles and many types of salads and also various cuisines, specially made out of meat. Savory can be thought of as another miracle plant presented by nature for you.

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