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Scientific name: Satureja hortensis

Common name: Satureja, summer savory, satyr herb.

General description: It is a perennial plant native to southeastern Europe, used since antiquity for food and medicinal purposes, including to make love potions due to its supposed aphrodisiac properties.

The Latin name Satureja is said to have been given by Pliny (1st century AD) and derived from the word satyr, which in Greek mythology was a half-man, half-goat figure known for pursuing nymphs with a sexual appetite abundant. 

Savory produces white to slightly violet flowers and is a great favorite of bees.

Nutritional facts: Rich in fiber, vitamins A, and C, in the minerals calcium, potassium, and magnesium.



Climate: Preferably warm with plenty of light, and at least 5 hours daily of direct.

Soil: Well-drained, light, and moderately fertile, although they can grow even in poor soils.

Watering: Keep the soil slightly moist while the plants are young. When well developed, you can let the soil dry superficially between waterings.

Associations: Benefits beans in cultivation as well as in cooking.

Blooming Season: June.

Watering: Keep the soil slightly moist while the plants are young, when well developed, the soil can be allowed to dry superficially between waterings.

Interbreeding: Benefits the bean in cultivation, as well as in cooking.

Flowering season: June.