Leaves are aromatic and have slightly peppery flavour and can be used fresh as garnish or sparingly in salads, although it is mainly used in cooked foods such as stews and soups, particularly well suited to beans.
Savory is good as a digestive aid. Other health benefits include it being antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, digestive, expectorant and stomachic. It works well to relieve wasp stings. It is a good companion plant to beans, repelling insect pests.