Ocimum basilicum - Thai
Thai basil has a sweeter, warmer flavour than common basil, with a hint of aniseed or licorice, and some say even pepper and cinnamon. These features make Thai basil a very alluring herb for the creative cook. Thai basil also pleases the eye with its dark green, fragrant leaves and dense growing habit. Thai basil can take the heat better than common basil, so you can add it to add flavor to Oriental soups and sauces. The obvious uses include also stir-fries and noodle dishes. The open-minded can search for Thai basil pesto recipes! Or put a Thai basil leaf into your wallet and wait: according to an old superstition, money will come.