The Q&A Archives: Is Russian Sage Edible?

Question: Is russian sage as other sages, used as herbs in cooking?

Answer: Actually Russian Sage is neither Russian nor sage! It is Perovskia atriplicifolia, a native of Afghanistan. True sages belong to the Salvia family. Russian sage is actually POISONOUS. Just as well -- the strong camphor scent/flavor wouldn't taste good anyway!

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