Basil is a very strong smelling herb which belongs to the mint family.
The word Basil comes from the Greek, meaning King. Basil was used in English folk magic to protect you from psychic attack and negative spells, with the added bonus that it kept away pests. It was believed that basil helped in astral projection and that witches drank the liquid it had been steeped in to ride their brooms.
Basil is believed to help your mental health, happiness, love, peace, and money issues. You can carry a leaf in your purse or wallet to attract money. Keep basil in every room of your home to protect your family. You can do this by popping a few dried leaves into a magical pouch or if you have the space a plant would be brilliant. (and smell amazing) You can also use basil in friendship spells or when you are trying to clear a argument.
Steep the leaves of basil in a bowl of water for three days then wash the front door of your property or business to bring abundance in all areas of your life. Due to its antifungal properties and antibacterial properties it makes a fantastic cleaner when you are cleaning your home. If you are making a romantic meal lace with basil to bring your soulmate. Also lace family meals with this herb if your family or friends have been arguing to settle the peace.
Basil helps you to realign your chakras and cleanse your energy fields. It is a mild sedative so drinking basil tea can help to ease headaches and anxiety.
Its believed you use basil water to help during an exorcism, help with protection, health and happiness.
Herbs, resins, and other organic materials can be used in a variety of forms such as their natural form, dried, or in oils, powders, and incenses. Basil belongs to the planet Jupiter and can be used in ritual bathing and magical baths.
The Italians have believed for years that Basil is the herb of love. It is said that if a woman puts a pot of basil outside her room, she is ready to receive her soul mate.
Burn crushed, dried basil while you announce your desire which would be perfect to use in full and new moon magic. A gift of a basil plant brings good fortune.
Lastly, basil is easy to grow and cheap to purchase, so there is no excuse for not having this herb in your magical home.
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