Metaphysical Properties of Basil Leaf at a Glance
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 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 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.