Cathy Isom fills you in about the qualities of the under appreciated herb with a peppery taste. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Savory is an under-appreciated herb. It has a wonderful peppery taste without being too spicy. The plant looks like a cross between rosemary and thyme, and it’s the ultimate lure for bees, attracting them instantly with its aroma.
Savory is one of the oldest recorded herbs, used during the Roman era for its medicinal and culinary properties. It’s valued for its antiseptic properties and usefulness in supporting the digestive tract. It’s also used as a flavoring in cooking, as a tea, as an astringent, and as an antiseptic in facial steams or baths for oily skin. The dried leaves stimulate the appetite and ease indigestion. Savory can also be used as an antiseptic gargle.
When planting Savory in your garden, grow with the following plants: beans, melons, onions, garlic, and tomatoes. But avoid planting with cucumbers. When its time to harvest Savory, pick the leaves right before the flowering when plants are at least 6 inches tall.
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