Cultivated and Wild Species of Savory (Satureja L.) in Georgia and their use

Akhalkatsi, Maia and Bokeria, Maka and Maisaia, Inesa (2007) Cultivated and Wild Species of Savory (Satureja L.) in Georgia and their use. Proceedings of Tbilisi Botanical Garden, 97 (1). pp. 126-132. ISSN 1512-1275


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Two species of savory are cultivated in Georgia – summer savory (Satureja hortensis) and creeping savory (S. spicigera). The last is growing in the wild and is cultivated in Guria and Lower Adjara. Cultivated and wild species of savory contain the essential oil determining their aroma and are widely used in culinary as aromatic and conserving substance. The phenols in the essential oil determine its antimicrobial activity and inhibit activity of pathogenic microbes and protect food products from the spoilage. At the same time it represents environmentally safer alternatives of conservatives. They are effective against phytopathogenic fungi. As a medicinal plant, summer savory has been traditionally used against cold, as a stimulant, carminative, expectorant, and aphrodisiac.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Depositing User: Prof.Dr. Maia Akhalkatsi
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 08:57
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 08:57

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