This basil variety produces lovely and flavorful green leaves with purple accents. It has a strong, but enjoyable licorice flavor and can grow 24" tall.
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|0.25 inches deep||
|after last frost||
Up to 2 feet tall
|Up to 1 feet wide||1|
What is Licorice Basil?
This basil is a type of Thai Basil, also known as anise basil. It has strong licorice and anise flavors, qualities and aromatics. It's known to be slightly "lanky" with pointed green leaves with signature purple flowers. Both the leaves and flowers are edible on this plant.
Health Benefits of Licorice Basil
Licorice Basil can be used for treating the common cold, the flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earaches, headaches, upset stomachs, heart disease, fever, and more. It promotes longevity but something you may not know is that its an excellent mosquito repellent!
Ways to Consume Licorice Basil
When Licorice Basil leaves are crushed, they burst with intense basil and licorice aromas. Fragrant and floral, the spicy paste is a condiment for multiple dishes. This basil is best when mixed with other ingredients to tame it's powerful one-dimensional notes.
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