Cinnamon Basil

Cinnamon basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon') also called Mexican spice basil, has a strong scent of cinnamate, the same chemical as in cinnamon, and pink flowers. Use in dried bean dishes and in mixed salads.

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Did You Know?
Basil plant is a native of tropical Asia, where for centuries, especially in India, it has been highly esteemed as a popular condiment.

When soaked in water the basil seeds of several basil varieties become gelatinous, and are used in Asian drinks and desserts such as falooda or Sherbet. Such seeds are known variously as sabza, subza, takmaria, tukmaria, tukhamaria, falooda, selasih (Malay/Indonesian). They are used for their medicinal properties in Ayurveda, the traditional medicinal system of India and Siddha medicine, a traditional Tamil system of medicine. They are also used as popular drinks in Southeast Asia.