Satureja thymbra

Satureja thymbra L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Pink Savory
  • Savory of Crete
  • Thyme-leaved Savory
  • nadgh el-basatin ندغ البساتين
  • zi'itman murr زعيتمان مر
  • צַתְרָה וְרֻדָּה
  • tzatra veruda


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Satureja thymbra L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Decoct aerial parts & drink (amount not specified).

Aerial parts B

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Satureja genus has some species which may contain methyleugenol & essential oils: carvacrol, eucalyptol, camphor & thujones. Source of ursolic acid, a COX-2 inhibitor which can cause Na & water retention & high K levels. May cause kidney damage.