Ocimum basilicum

Basil is a wonderful herb popular in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Basil is a sacred herb in Greek tradition and resonates with Fire energy. It is a harmonizing herb, useful for bringing about peaceful resolutions to disagreements, especially with lovers and family.

Basil is best used raw and pairs delightfully with tomatoes. Share a calabrese salad or pasta with pesto with someone you love to help smooth over rough patches. For long term storage, basil can be chopped small, mixed with olive oil and frozen. Dried basil lacks flavor and fragrance.

Anoint your body with basil oil or powdered, dried basil to ensure your lover's fidelity.

Use basil in a floor wash before the family descends to ensure a harmonious gathering.

Basil is especially rich in vitamin K. It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.

Element(s): Fire -
Planet(s): Mars -
Zodiac Sign: - -
Season: Summer
Sabbat: First Harvest

Gender: Feminine

love, protection, harmony, money

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