An annual spice plant, about 50 cm high, with a pleasant cinnamon leaf aroma. Fresh or dried leaves are added to vegetable and fruit salads, sauces, cheese, casseroles, meat dishes and fish. Suitable for year-round growing in pots on the window sill. Basil facilitates digestion, and the infusion relieves cough, is used as an anti-diarrhea medicine. Antidepressant and gives strength. Sowing seeds at the turn of III-IV into boxes or directly to the ground after May 15.