The leaves have a wonderful spicy, aromatic flavour, a cross between cinnamon and aniseed. Add to the dish only at the last moment. The top leaves change colour from green to red. Sow in a greenhouse. Do not cover the seeds. Press them gently and keep moist. Once the plants are large enough, transplant into pots and boxes, or in a warm spot in the garden. Also pretty as a decorative plant in pots.