Savory side effects

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) and winter savory (Satureja montana)


Savory is an aromatic and medicinal herb originating in the Mediterranean region. “Savory” can refer to two types of plants: winter savory (Satureja montana) or summer savory (Satureja hortensis).

Both plants have a similar composition and the same therapeutic effects, with the difference that one is perennial, and the other annual, respectively.

What are the side effects of savory?

Allergy: People allergic to plants may present allergy to the savory. Do not give it to children under 6 years.

Dermatitis by contact with the fresh plant.

Increased appetite: Savory is a digestive plant, which stimulates the digestive process, and can increase appetite.

Heartburn: Savory increases the acid secretion of the stomach, and can cause a burning sensation in the stomach.

Essential oil of savory is irritant due to its high content in carvacrol and thymol. Essential oil is contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation, and in children under 12 years.

*Related information: Savory toxicity and Savory contraindications

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19 March, 2019

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