Throubi / Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis)
Summer savory or throubi in Greek is a perennial plant of the Mediterranean. Throubi is usually used in cooking and its healing properties are known since ancient times. The fathers of herbal medicine and pharmacology, Theophrastus and Dioscorides refer it in their works. The ancient Greeks were making wine flavored with this herb, named throumviti. In the middle Ages, summer savory served as a decoction for sore throats, coughs, toothaches and mouth sores. Moreover, it was used as a disinfectant for various utensils, due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
In modern herbal medicine throubi is known mainly for its healing properties on the digestive system. It can work as a digestive, stimulates the appetite and stimulates the body. Furthermore, it helps on the treatment of diarrhea, bowel spasms, pain from colic, gastric debility, nervous indigestion, nausea and sour. Also, summer savory can be applied externally as an antiseptic on wounds and insect bites, offering immediate relief.
Throubi can be consumed as a decoction, but it is more commonly used in cooking. You can add summer savory instead of oregano or thyme.
May 9, 2015
Health Benefits of Summer Savory / Throubi
Learn AboutSummer Savory / ThroubiBenefits Health Benefits Many chemical components in summer savory are thought to decrease muscle spasms and kill bacteria and fungus. Throubi is very helpful against coughs and sore throat. Summer savory belongs to the most beneficial herbs that can help intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, nausea and loss of [...]
May 9, 2015
Mythology – Summer Savory / Throubi
Learn AboutSummer SavoryMythology The Latin name Satureja was given by the Roman scholar Pliny.It is derived from the mythical half-man, half-goat creature, named satyr. According to the legend, satyrs were creatures that used to live at valleys that were covered by summer savories, the plant that was making them to have more and more passion. [...]
May 9, 2015
Side Effects of Summer Savory / Throubi
Learn AboutSummer SavorySide Effects Summer savory is likely safe in food amounts. It is possibly safe for most people when taken by mouth in usual medicinal amounts or when the oil is diluted before putting on the skin. Summer savory can cause skin problems. The concentrated, undiluted oil is very irritating and should not be [...]