Can western sagebrush be used in cooking?

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    This may be a dumb question....

    There are several botanicals referred to as "sage" that may be used as an herb. See for example http://www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/ar.../2001/sage.htm which discusses the use of various species:


    However, I live in close proximity to hundreds of square miles of "sagebrush desert". Here the most common sage is Grayia spinosa or spiny hopsage. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GRSP Since I can get all I want of this for free, is this useful as cooking sage? Or am I asking for trouble if I put it in my food?
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    Shenanigans....

    Hey I used both "botanicals" and "shenanigans" in a thread. Zen will just have to respond now. [​IMG]
     
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    Not according to this site:

    Sage

     
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    Wild sage does exist and can be used for cooking... it's just not sagebrush.
     
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    There's also a hallucinogenic sage that just made the news - didn't even know it existed.
     
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    I wonder if the Louisiana State Highway Patrol found any on Willies Bus [​IMG]
     
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