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 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 »

Can you use russian sage as a herb?

Russian sage is not usable in the kitchen for cooking and is semi-related but not part of the Salvia family, which is the herb used in cooking. Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia, is a flowerin... Read More »

Is a russian sage plant an herb?

Russian sage is considered an herb, according to the University of Maryland Extension Frederick County. The plant grows an average of 2 to 3 feet high and produces gray leaves and light purple flow... Read More »