Is Anise Sage (Salvia guarantica) Edible?
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Marion
Posted on: September 30, 2006

Is anise sage (Salvia guaranitica) edible and if so, can you give me some recipes?

Anise sage is not considered edible. We are not aware of anything poisonous about the plant but there is no history of use as a culinary herb that we know of. Despite its name, the plant has little or no anise scent and we do not know where that name comes from. In our catalogue we list the plant as "hummingbird sage" to emphasize its value as magnet for butterflies.

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