Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Savory toxicity

Dangers of taking savory

Is savory toxic?

Savory is an aromatic and medicinal herb originating in the Mediterranean region. The name savory can refer to two types of plants: winter savory (Satureja montana) or summer savory (Satureja hortensis). Both types of savory are considered safe plants, when used according to the recommended doses.

Its essential oil is classified into narcotics, convulsive and depressant of the nervous system.

What components has savory??

The main components of the essential oil of savory are carvacrol and thymol.

Intoxication with savory

Only large doses of this plant or its essential oil can be poisoning, since savory as a plant, in general, does not present toxicity in the recommended doses.

Intoxication with essential oil of savory has initially stimulating effects, accompanied by agitation and hyperesthesia (exaggeration of the tactile stimuli); Later it presents narcotic effects causing depression, numbness and drowsiness.

*Related information: Savory side effects and Savory contraindications

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