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Mike da Tigah
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How much rosemary is too much?


I have yet to find a definitive answer as to exactly how much one has to consume to make you sick. I would think that raw rosemary is more potent, and yet rosemary oil is infused with a good bit of it. Anybody know of anyone who ODed on rosemary, or for that matter any other herb?






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andouille
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re: How much rosemary is too much?


Rosemary rules the roost as an herb. I grow it, maybe the easiest herb to grow, and I love to use it, but I have learned to stay my hand. It can overpower a lot of dishes, especially the fresh stuff, although I have not used it dried in decades.

I don't know if you can 'OD' on it other than overpower a dish, I use the stems as skewers for grilled shrimp, I make rosemary scones, use a lot in BBQ shrimp.






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Mike da Tigah
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re: How much rosemary is too much?


I grow it as well. I can't grow enough of it, but you're right you can over do it in dominating a dish. I use it quite frequently, and have never gotten sick, but I know it's technically a poisonous herb by definition. I just wonder how much would be too much where you actually got sick from it? Baking off some focaccia that has roughly a 1/4 cup on top, and it got me to wonder how much is too much.





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pooponsaban
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Interesting. Never knew it could make you sick. It's so strong that I would imagine that you couldn't palate enough to make you sick unless you were in a rosemary eating contest.





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Mike da Tigah
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No rosemary salads in my future, but I thought it did pose an interesting enough question. I've also read where it's best to avoid it when pregnant, and although I am not with child, I do wonder sometimes if I don't get just a little carried away with using it in stuff I cook. By far my favorite herb, especially with poultry and bread.





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Winkface
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pretty sure you would have to eat a shite ton of it for it to make you sick. I wouldn't worry. It has been shown to be beneficial in many ways so keep eating it like you have been.





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Count Chocula
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a shite ton
This new ebonic metric system is beyond me.






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OTIS2
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re: How much rosemary is too much?


A little goes a long way for me, though I do like and use it.





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Kajungee
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It can overpower a lot of dishes, especially the fresh stuff


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