Lends the distinctly strong liquorice-anise basil flavour to Thai food. An attractive fine-leaved plant with purple stems, seed heads and flowers. Has lush, deep-green leaves. Carries anise overtones to its sweet basil scent. It is added by the big handfuls of whole leaves, to green and red curries and spicy stir-fried dishes; sprigs of it regularly appear with other herbs on vegetable platters to be nibbled on with spicy salads and dips. Good container plant as well.
- Part Used: Leaf
- Uses: Seasoning, Edible, Medicine
· Packet Content: Approximately 100 seeds