Metaphysical Properties of Basil Leaf
Official Name: Ocimum basilicum
Other Names: Albahaca, American Dittany, "Our Herb", St. Joseph's Wort, Sweet Basil. Witches Herb, Njilika, Balanoi, Feslien
Powers: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Common Magical Uses and Folklore of Basil Leaf
Basil Leaf has long been known as an excellent seasoning for centuries in many cultures. But it has a vast amount of uses both spiritually and in healing.
Basil Leaf is one of the oldest herbs known to man. It is known to aid in luck, money, purification, banishment, love, aid in divination, curse enemies, protect against evil, and remove spirits from home.
It can aid in digestion in healing aspects; it is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, excellent skin cleanser by removing dirt and impurities that clog pores. It may help with depression and anxiety, slow the release of sugar in the bloodstream, lowers triglycerides and cholesterol, detoxify the body, eases upset stomachs, and balances its PH levels.
When doing a cleansing of an area that has an entity, add some Basil Leaf to the cleansing mixture to help push the entity out. Carry some Basil Leaf with you for a little extra protection from both the every day negativity or anything trying to attach to you.
While we would love to tell you the using Basil Leaf in a ritual to Fly would allow you to soar across the night sky, that would be untrue. However using Basil Leaf in rituals or spells for your spirit to soar through the spiritual realms and closer to the Divine energies, that it is said to do.
Kitchen Witches could add some Basil Leaf to their cooking for giving the love in the home a boost, or even to help enhance a love that is there. Offerings of Basil Leaf to Deities of Love is another use some use to attract that special someone.