Oil Summary: Organic Winter Savory Oil is mostly an extract of the Satureja Montana and the Satureja hortensis plants. Satureja hortensis makes the summer savory essential oil. Satureja Montana produces the winter savory essential oil. Both essential oils are a product of the distillation of the plant and its blossoms. Satureja Montana and hortensis plants derive their name from the Latin word satureia, meaning ‘herb’. The Satureja plant is a bushy annual plant of 30cm height. Its leaves are aromatic, and it has dark green leaves, minute pink lilac flowers, and a hairy stem. They are native to the Mediterranean scrubland. Research shows that Organic Winter Savory Oil is very rosmarinic acid4 rich. Rosmarinic acid is a compound common in essential oils such as Perilla and Rosemary. It is a polyphenol5 that occurs naturally in the Lamiaceae family of plants such as sage, rosemary, and lemon balm mint. Rosmarinic acid has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant6 effects. It can also help protect the cells from cancer. This polyphenol also has immune-stimulating effects. It makes the Lamiaceae family of plants attractive smelling and a fantastic cooking ingredient. The acid makes savory essential oil the perfect treatment for ailments that trouble the skin, such as psoriasis. It also relieves muscle pain, intestinal and stomach disorders. As an antioxidant, it will protect your skin from the effects of oxidative stress. It will also ward off other degenerative diseases.
Botanical Name: Satureja montana
Plant Origin: Spain
Processing Method: Steam distilled from leaves
Plant Part: leaf
Odor and Color: pale orange
Main Constituents: phenols? and other constituents are 30/40 per cent carvacrol, 20/30 per cent thymol, and cineol, cymene and pinene
Contraindication: Savory essential oil is safe for use, but seek professional advice if you are pregnant, lactating, or on medication. Avoid using it if you have allergies to any of its chemical components. Consult with a healthcare professional before using it on children or infants. Finally, you should talk to a veterinarian before using this oil on pets.