Savory ( Satureja ) is a perennial plant that grows mainly in Mediterranean regions. Known since Antiquity as an aromatic herb, it was rejected in the Middle Ages for its aphrodisiac effects, which were then perceived as devilish. Its medicinal properties were finally rehabilitated by the famous German Benedictine nun Hildegarde de Bingen.
Whether in the form of infusions, decoctions or floral waters, savory indeed has multiple properties: its consumption helps fight bloating, slow digestion, or fatigue. Besides its tonic effects, it is also a powerful antibacterial (essential oil).