thymbra L., Lamiaceae Family
savory is a scented herbaceous annual plant, that grows throughout
the Mediterranean countries. Not exceeding 40 cm in height blooms
from April through June.
aroma resembles that of oregano and thyme.
ancient times was used as a healing herb and as a flavoring in the
kitchen. Dioscorides mentions the use in the preparation of
"thymbriti wine", while is connected with the cult of
Apollo in the holy city of Thymbra, close to Troy.
in cooking to flavor salads, legumes, meats and poultry.