Herbs Guide

Winter Savory

Family Name: Labiatae

Botanical Name(s): Satureia Montana

Popular Name(s): Satureja Obovata, Satureja Illyrica

Parts Used: Herb

Habitat: It is a native of southern Europe.

Description: The stems are woody at the base, diffuse, much branched. The leaves are oblong, linear and acute, or the lower ones spatulate or wedge-shaped and obtuse.

Uses: Another name for Winter Savory is Bean Herb. The flavor greatly enhances bean and lentil dishes and also assists with digestion of these foods and aids in the reduction of flatulence. The peppery taste means that it can be used in almost any dish as a substitute for pepper and is a great addition to stuffing.