Savory, Winter (Mountain Savory)
Pure, Therapeutic grade Winter Savory essential oil, also known as Mountain Savory
Botanical name : Satureja montana
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / flowering plant
Aroma : Fresh herbaceous odor, remindful of thyme or sage
Note classification :
Key constituents : Carvacrol, Thymol, Gamma-Terpenine, Carvacrol Methyl Ester, Beta Caryophyllene (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life : 3 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Laminaceae
Regions of Production : Austria, France
Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Properties : Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, immunostimulant, stimulant (Battaglia, 2003).
Uses / Benefits : Useful in the treatment of general infections, in low concentration promotes wound healing (burns, cuts, abscesses), adrenal stimulant.
Applications : Diffuse or dilute with vegetable oil or other carrier and apply topically in concentration no greater than 1%.
Fragrant influences: Stimulates the nervous system. Revitalizing, energizing, increases motivation.
Safety : Dermal irritant and mucous membrane irritant. Do not use if you are pregnant, or have sensitive skin. Do not use for children under the age of 2 years. Do not use in concentrations greater than 1%. Always skin test for sensitivity before extensive use.
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History / Fun Facts : Research on the use of Winter Savory in the treatment of HIV suggests that it may have anti-HIV activity.
All references are listed in the Bibliography section.