‘Sarriette Commune’

Summer Savory / Sarriette / Θρούμπι


Common Name: Summer Savory / Sarriette / Θρούμπι

Scientific Name: Satureja hortensis


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: full sun

Soil type: any soil type

Sowing in nursery:   -

Direct Planting: April

Germination: 14 days after sowing

Harvest:   60 - 90 days after sowing

Spacing: 5cm/5cm/1cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by insects

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 3 years


Edible Parts: Leaves, flowers

Antirheumatic;  Antiseptic;  Aromatic;  Carminative;  Digestive;  Expectorant;  Stings;  Stomachic

The whole herb, and especially the flowering shoots, is antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, digestive, expectorant and stomachic. Taken internally, it is said to be a sovereign remedy for colic and a cure for flatulence, whilst it is also used to treat nausea, diarrhoea, bronchial congestion, sore throat and menstrual disorders.

Other Uses: Repellent,

Known Hazards: Should not be prescribed for pregnant women.