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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Savoury (Summer) (Satureja hortensis)
Used primarily as a condiment. Growing up to 18 inches tall, Summer Savoury prefers a light rich loamy soil and full sun. Use: parts above ground. Another member of the mint family, Summer Savoury is an easy to grow container plant that accompanies meat dishes (pork and beef). This annual has a historical reputation for being an aphrodisiac, and for aiding chest colds.
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Savoury (Winter) (Satureja montana)
Use: flowering tops. Used primarily as a condiment. Growing up to 24 inches tall, Winter Savoury prefers a light sandy soil and full sun. Both savouries are members of the mint family. Winter savoury is called 'medicinally useless' by some herbology texts, and other sources say that it has carminative properties as well as stimulating the appetite.
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