All about Basil.
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Casting Directions for ‘Herb-Basil’
Albahaxa, American dittanany, Our herb
What is it?
Basil or Sweet Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)
Fold Names: Albahaca, Ameican dittany, Our berb, St Joseph’s Wartt, Seet Basil,Witches herb, Nijilaka, Balanoi, Feslien
Deities: Vishnu, Erzulie
Powers: Protection, Love, Flying Wealth, Exorcism
Magical Uses: The scent of fresh basil causes sympathy between two people, and this is why it is used to tooth tempers between fans. It is added to love incenses and sachets. Burn crushed powdered Basil while you announce your desire, you might also sprinkle a little on your person. Can be blended with other herbs for protection and love.
Basil of this Famioly Lamiaceae is a tender yearly herb that is low-growing, originally native to Asia. It grows to between twenty and sixty centimeters tall, with opposite, light green, silky leaves one and a half to five centimetres long and one to three centimetres
broad. It tastes somewhat like pops, with a strong, puntent, sweet
wmell. Basil is very sensitive to cold, with all the best growth in
hot , dry conditions. The word basil comes from the a Greek word
Meaning “king” The oxford English Dictionary quotations speculations
That basil might have been used in “some royal unguent, bath, or
medidine”. Basil is still considered the “king of herbs” by many
Basil for Health:
Medicinal use: Constipation, indigestion, diabetes, hypothyroid
Parts Used: Seeds and leaves
Form Used: Tablet, capsule, tincture
Side Effects: Avoid during pregnancy when breastfeeding. Do not supplement if you have liver or kidney disease.
Comments: It has potent antioxidant properties.
This classic prosperity oil has been used for at least 100 years. It
Is best made on a Thursday and is thought to be most effective if
allowed to sit for three weeks after mixing.
A Tiny green peice of cloth may be anointed with the oil and
Carried in the purse, or the oil may be worn as a cologne.
Omit the base oil if you would like to use with an aromatherapy oil warmer.
1 part basil powder
1 part spermint essential oil
1 quart part cinnamon essence
Six parts base oil ( virgin olive, sundlower , or light mineral)
Mix all ingredients carefully and put into a dark glass bottle,
Allow it to sit for three or more weeks then strain through a
Cheesecloth or muslin to remove the eucalyptus powder residue. Keep a
Small coin in the bottle and keep away from direct sunlight.
This article was contributed by User34272
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