How much sage herb is toxic?

Answer Sage herb is not toxic. However, sage oil is toxic because it is highly concentrated and contains the toxic hallucinogen thujone. Ingestion of sage oil can cause seizures and death. While sage leav... Read More »

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What is the herb sage used for?

Sage is an aromatic herb that gives food a Mediterranean flair. One of the most famous dishes is Saltimbocca, small veal escalopes with Parma ham and sage. Sage tea has been used to fight infection... Read More »

What is sage herb?

Sage herb (Salvia officinalis) is part of the mint plant family Lamiaceae. This perennial plant flowers in the month of June and grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9. It goes by other common n... Read More »

How do I grow the herb sage?

PlantingPlant sage seeds indoors in a clay pot filled with well-drained potting mix about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Place the sage in a sunny area and water daily. Sprouts should start to... Read More »

What is sage the herb good for?

A turkey roasting in the oven, stuffed with sage, scents your house with memories of Thanksgiving. While useful in cooking, Salvia officinalis (Latin meaning "to save") is prized for its many benef... Read More »