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Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Folk Names: Albahaca, American Dittany, "Our Herb", St Josephs Wort, Sweet Basil, Witches Herb, Njilka, Balanoi, Feslien
Deities: Vishnu, Erzulie
Powers: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
Magickal Uses: Used as incense to sooth tempers, cause sympathy between two people and increase their love for each other. Basil was once used in perfumes to attract a lover.
Carried in the pocket, Basil is said to bring wealth to the person carrying the herb, placed on the cash register or sprinkled around the store Basil increases customers for business owners.
Healing Properties: Basil is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Basil tea (brewed basil-water) helps relieve nausea and is thought to have mild anti-septic functions.
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**Medicinal properties are listed as a guide only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.
Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore