Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)
Ajedrea, Calamintha montana, Herbe de Saint Julien, Mountain Savory Oil, Poivre d’Âne, Sadrée, Sarriette, Sarriette des Montagnes, Sarriette Vivace, Satureja montana, Satureja obovata, Savory, Savourée.
Winter savory is an herb. The leaves and stems are used to make medicine.
People take winter savory for intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. They also take it to treat cough and sore throat, reduce sex drive, and as a tonic.
In manufacturing, winter savory oil is used as a flavoring agent.
Winter savory might work by increasing the production of urine (as a diuretic) and by opening (dilating) blood vessels.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Intestinal gas (flatulence).
Reducing sex drive.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of winter savory for these uses.
Winter savory is safe in the amounts used in foods, but there isn’t enough information to know if it is safe for use in the larger amounts typically used as a medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of winter savory during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Moderate Interaction. Be cautious with this combination:
Lithium interacts with WINTER SAVORY
Winter savory might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking winter savory might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.