Basil is an annual herb which grows 2 about half a metre in height it is a native of tropical Asia and Africa. there are many varieties of basil cultivated all over the world with each variety producing a unique essential oil which is dependent on environmental factors such as temperature, geographic location, soil and the amount of water.
Basil oil has been known to help clear the mind and relieve intellectual fatigue, while giving clarity and mental strength. It can be used in a blend to strengthen your connection with your guides and angels, in protection spells and to awaken your spiritual consciousness
Dried Basil is often added to love incense blends and sachets while freshbasil, given as a gift brings good luck to a new home. A ritual using fresh basil leaves upon a live coal can divine the future of a relationship if they lie where you put them and burn quickly to Ash's the relationship will be harmonious if there is a certain amount of crackling the life of the pair will be disturbed by quarrels if the leaves fly apart with a fierce crackling the projected relationship is undesirable. Historical
Basil takes it's name from Latin for a royal ‘basileum’ or crown, possibly because the plant was so highly prized that it was considered a king amongst plants. In India, basil is dedicated to Vishnu and it's regarded as the incarnation of his wife Lakshmi, Goddess of Fortune and beauty.