Basil is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
Named after the Basilisk, Ancient Greek lore claimed that this herb could cure the creature's petrifying stare and used it to treat snake bites and insect stings. Also traditionally used to detoxify from cannabis in India and the Middle East, Basil can detoxify from drugs that store themselves in fat cells. Can increase sex drive and promote menses.
Practical Uses: Basil is used for stomach spasms, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, kidney conditions, fluid retention, head colds, warts, and worm infections. It is also used to treat snake and insect bites.
Spiritual Uses: Magical Uses: Love, exorcism, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness.