Satureja montana (winter savory or mountain savory), is a perennial, semi-evergreenherbin the familyLamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of southernEurope, theMediterranean, andAfrica. It has dark green leaves and summer flowers ranging from pale lavender, or pink to white. The closely related plant,summer savory(Satureja hortensis L.) is an annual plant.
Winter savory is an herb. The leaves and stems are used to make medicine. People take winter savory for intestinal disorders including cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. They also take it to treat cough and sore throat and as a tonic.