SAVORY: “Subtle Soother for Children”

Digestive Aid, Infant Colic

Also Known As: Bean Herb, White Thyme

Savory has a flavor reminiscent of thyme. It is widely used in foods, such as bean dishes, soups, stuffing and sausages. Savory has been used since ancient times as a cough remedy and stomach soother. Savory is a mild herb and is safe for use with children.


  • Infusion:

To treat a childhood cough, colds and stomach upset, boil a cup of water. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb and steep for 10 minutes. You may drink up to 3 cups daily.

  • Tincture:

Use no more than 3 times a day one half teaspoon.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

  • For summer savory, grow in moist, well-drained soil. Sow the seeds no more than an eight in

depth and ten inches in width. Full sun is required and water frequently.

  • For winter savory, grow in lighter, drier soil. Sow the seeds as stated above. Use less water.
  • Harvest both plants when they reach six inches in height. Cut them near to the ground when    they flower. Dry and strip the leaves. Store in an air tight container in a cool dry place.


Savory is included on the FDA’s list as a generally safe herb for use.