Thai basil with flowers. Photo by Risacher.
Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum) Called Ho-ra-pa (ต้นโหระพา) in Thai, gets its scent of licorice from estragole. The leaves are more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than other basils.
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