1. Thai Basil, Siam Queen or Sweet Basil; "Hoh Ra Pa" in Thai, Native to Southeast Asia .
It has a fragrance of anise, licorice root and menthol. It is widely and used fresh in Thai cooking, and also serves for garnishing. Thai Basil is considered to be one of the essential herbs , primarily used for many stir-fried dishes as well as coconut curries such as drunken noodles, red and green curry. It is the key substitute for Holy Basil because in California it is easy to gro