Cinnamon basil has a strong cinnamon scent. Pick the leaves and use fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups. My husband swears that a dash of cinnamon in tomato sauce gives it an exotic flavor. You can also use basil in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms. This is a great basil for drinks and vinegars. It grows to 2 ft tall, with reddish purple stems and deep violet blooms.