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Basil: Benefits of the Magic Plant of Money and Love

Discover the power and benefits of basil, the magic plant

Basil is known in witchcraft for being the plant of love and money. 

Basil is an aromatic plant that is often used in cooking but also has an interesting use on witchcraft, rituals, and spells. So much so that witches were said to drink half a cup of basil juice before flying in the air.


Properties of the basil plant

Basil is native to India, where it is considered a sacred herb and its use as an aromatic plant extend from the fourteenth century. In ancient Greece, its name meant "little royal king".

The stems of the basil plant can reach 40 cm in height and have smooth, thin, rounded leaves with a characteristic smell. Their flowers are white, purple or any color. Its fruits are brown and contain small seeds.

Do you know all the properties of basil, both for health and for the spirit?

1. Health benefits of basil

Basil is an intestinal antispasmodic and is used to facilitate digestion and combat bloating. Basil can also be used during diets, but only as a secondary element, and only under the supervision of a specialist.

Basil is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that reduce damage caused by free radicals, molecules that would be involved in the development of cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancer and diseases related to aging.

Dried basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, essential for the production of proteins involved in blood clotting, and also plays a role in bone formation.

Basil essential oil should not be taken for prolonged periods.

It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, infants, and young children. This MagicHoroscope.com article is merely informative and focuses mainly on basil as a magical plant.

2. Basil magical properties

Basil is one of the most beneficial magical plants, and luckily, one of the easiest to find. Scott Douglas Cunningham in the Encyclopaedia of Magical Herbs describes some of its main powers, according to his studies on the subject. "The aroma of basil causes immediate sympathy between two people; that's why it was used in love rituals or to calm tensions between lovers," quotes Cunningham.

Basil is good natural protection against negative energies, brings mental clarity, acts against anxiety and promotes mental and spiritual development.

In the case of arguments and fights, the magic basil plant will eliminate the negativity of the environment and guarantees success.

Also, it could be said to have aphrodisiac power; basil is widely used to increase sex drive  among lovers. If basil incense is used, it helps improve the couple's marriage.

Basil has also been used to prove that someone is a good, honest person; you only have to sprinkle their body with basil dust while sleeping, and their reaction will mark if they are faithful.

Basil's magical power drives away evil spirits if it is spread on the ground, and it is also used in incense and purification baths to driving away all evil.

Read about: What is a Grimoire? What the Spell Books of Witches and Wizards Were Like

Rituals and spells with basil

Since ancient times magical plants have been used to make rituals and spells. Here are some of the things you can do with basil.

Love spell with basil

We have already highlighted the power of basil in love. Therefore, you should know that basil tea causes sympathy between two people, and that is why it is used to stop clashes between lovers or to unite two hearts.

It is added to incense or poured together with charcoal in an incense burner to attract good vibrations in love, and the fresh basil leaves are crushed against the skin as a kind of natural aroma of love.

Fun fact: in Eastern Europe, it was thought that a young man accepting a strand of basil from a woman would fall in love with her. 

Basil spell to know if a person is the one for you

We can use basil as a magic plant to help us know if a person is right for us or not as a partner. The ritual is very simple and easy.

Just place two fresh basil leaves over burning charcoal. If they stay where you have placed them and they quickly turn to ashes, then the relationship (or marriage) on which you are consulting will be harmonious.

If you notice a slight crunch, the relationship will be interrupted by fights. And if the leaves fly away, then the relationship is irrelevant.

Ritual of divination with basil

It is similar to the one above. Throw two large basil leaves in a chimney and watch how they behave: the omen is excellent if they burn together... and you should be worried if they jump and leave.

Basil ritual for money

Like so many magical green plants, in witchcraft basil is related to money. It is said to bring wealth to those who carry it in their pockets, and it is used to attract a store public if placed a little above the door or at the cash register.

You can also light a white candle in the center of a soup plate, adding olive oil, honey and 7 basil leaves around it. Light the candle and ask aloud for financial help or a solution to the problem you have.