Plant known from ancient times as thrimvi. It is mentioned by Dioscorides and Theophrastus. It belongs to the family of Labiatae and resembles thyme, while we encounter it with the common names of savory, gerontochorto, savory, thrympa, tragoriganos, zarmpouni or Zamboura. It is a strong aromatic plant. Its essential oil contains carbachol, thymol, terpinenes, cymene.
Savory is used in cooking mainly ir recipes including roasts, legumes, marinades, scrambled eggs, white cheese, salads and vegetables. It is also used to flavor vinegar, olives and dried figs.