Savory Essential oil
Savory Essential oil
Botanical name:
Satureja hortensis
Country of Origin:
Part Used:
Fresh plant
Method of Extraction:
Steam distillation
Medicinal Use:

As a medicinal plant, summer savory has been traditionally used as a stimulant, stomachic, carminative, expectorant, antidiarrheic, and aphrodisiac. The essential oil has demonstrated antimicrobial and antidiarrheic activity because of the phenols in the oil. Savory has been used in the treatment of cancer.

Aromatherapy properties:

None. Should not be used on the skin at all.


The green leaves and herbaceous sections of stems from both species are used fresh and dried as flavoring agents in seasonings, stews, meat dishes, poultry, sausages, and vegetables. Summer savory has a sweeter and more delicate aroma and fragrance than doe’s winter savory, and is therefore the more popular of the two species. Both the essential oil, obtained by steam distillation, and the oleoresin are used in the food industry. In addition, the essential oils of both species have been used in the perfume industry, either alone or blended with other essential oils.

Specific Safety information:

Dermal toxin, dermal irritant, mucous membrane irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.