Basil Sweet Thai

Basil Sweet Thai

Known as Holapa leaf in Thai recipes

Sweet Thai Basil leaves have a aniseed or liquorice flavour over a basil flavour and is used in curries, stir-fries, beef, pork and chicken dishes. Use whole leaves in a salad.
Medicinally for relaxation when bruised leaves are applied under eyes and forehead. Aromatherapy for inhaling relaxation.

  • Annual
  • Height 45cm
  • Attractive Pink flower clusters and purple stems
  • Place on a sunny windowsill or in a sheltered sunny garden
  • Fertile moist but well drained soil
  • Remove flower buds to encourage fresh young leaves and maintain flavour. Water from underneath.

Infuse with vinegar or oil.

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