Satureja montana

Names

Names

Scientific: Satureja montana

English: Winter Savory

Portuguese: Segurelha

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Mediterranean Europe (Spain to Greece and Albania) and West Asia

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameSatureja montana
English NameWinter Savory, creeping winter savory.
Portuguese NameSegurelha, segurelha-das-montanhas.
German NameWinter-Bohnenkraut, Berg-Bohnenkraut.
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginMediterranean Europe (Spain to Greece and Albania) and West Asia.
Preferences CultivationMeadow, woodland.
Life CyclePerennial
HabitatSucceeds in poor, well-drained soils, usually on calcareous soils. Sun exposure. It is believed that the seeds of Satureja inhibit the germination of some varieties of seeds. 
Method of propagationSowing - propagate by seed (in spring) or cuttings of half-ripe wood (in summer).
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to October. H: 0,4 m, ᴓ 0,3 m
Description of smells and flavorsMarjoram flavor.
Properties MedicinalDigestive (treat gastro-enteritis), carminative, stomachic, mildly antiseptic and expectorant. Externally, is used in various skin inflammations and mucous membranes, such as otitis, stomatitis, vaginitis, minor burns and in mycoses.
Properties EdibilityThe Satureja montana is an aromatic plant that matches very well with cheese, eggs, fish, legumes and tubers.
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves and stems. Pruning: regular pruning to encourage vegetation and prevent premature aging. Harvest: The leaves for food consumption must be harvested before the plant bloom, for medicinal applications must be harvested in the summer while in bloom.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts beneficial insects.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesEnjoys the reputation of aphrodisiac, since it is thought that the name Satureja is due to Pliny and will come from Satiro, which in Greek mythology was a beast half man, half goat, which graze in rich savory fields being invaded with a abundant sexual appetite.

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