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Summer Savory

Summer savory, a cousin of thyme and oregano that blooms between June and September in the rocky hills of Greece. Its medicinal uses, as a stimulant, antiseptic and digestion aid, were described by the ‘Father of Botany’ Theophrastos in the 4th century BC.

The ancients Greeks made a wine flavoured with it, and they still use it to clean out their wine barrels and flavour vinegars The Romans considered it an aphrodisac—as the French still do today.

Herbs and Spices

Text © Dana Facaros

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