Is Russian Sage Edible? - Knowledgebase Question

Radnor, OH
Question by ddjjrr5
August 2, 1999
Is russian sage as other sages, used as herbs in cooking?


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 1999

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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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