- With a bold and spicey aroma this basil is a great way to add some toasty flavor to any dish.
Non-GMO, Open-pollinated, Heirloom Cinnamon Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum. As basil has lots of different varieties, Cinnamon Basil Herb is one of the most popular sweet basil cultivars to grow. This basil variety has been used as a medicine in many ancient cultures. In Mexico, Cinnamon Basil is made into an herbal tea. In Ancient Egypt, this aromatic type of basil was part of embalming. Cinnamon Basil plants produce methyl cinnamate"the component which gives off that bold spicy scent and toasty, sweet flavor. Sweet basil such as Cinnamon, is often cooked in Thai cuisine or added as a garnish.