Summer Savory.

Satureia hortensis

A common little plant in our kitchen gardens. It is ten inches or a foot high. The stalks are numerous, and very hard, and woody toward the bottom. The leaves are oblong and narrow: they stand two at each joint, with a quantity of young ones on their bosoms. The flowers grow on the upper parts of the stalks among the leaves: they are white with a tinge of bluish or reddish. The whole plant has a pleasant smell, and an agreeable taste.

The whole plant is used. An infusion of it, drank in the manner of tea, is good against colicy pains, and it opens obstructions, and promotes the menses.

There is another kind of savory, with more woody stalks, called winter savory; this has much the same virtues,

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.