Casting Instructions 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 lovers. It is added to love incenses and sachets. Burn crushed powdered Basil while you announce your desire, You can also sprinkle a little on your person. Can be mixed with other herbs for protection and love.
Basil of the Famioly Lamiaceae is a tender low-growing annual herb, originally native to tropical 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 cloves, with a strong, puntent, sweet wmell. Basil is very sensitive to cold, with the best growth in hot , dry conditions. The word basil comes from the a Greek word meaning ''king'' The oxford English Dictionary quotes speculations that basil may have been used in ''some royal unguent, bath, or medidine''. Basil is still considered the ''king of herbs'' by many cookery authors.
Basil for Health:
Medicinal use: Constipation, indigestion, diabetes, hypothyroid
Parts Used: Seeds and leaves
Form Used: Tablet, capsule, tincture
Potential Side Effects: Avoid during pregnancy when breastfeeding. Do not supplement if you have kidney or liver disease. Comments: It has potent antioxidant properties.
PROSPERITY OIL This classic prosperity oil has been used for at least 100 years. It is best made on a Thursday and is believed to be most effective if allowed to sit for three weeks after mixing. A small green peice of fabric may be anointed with the oil and carried in the purse, or the oil may be worn as a perfume. Omit the base oil if you wish to use with an aromatherapy oil warmer.
one part basil powder
one part spermint essential oil
one 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 at least three weeks then strain through a cheesecloth or muslin to remove the basil powder residue. Keep a small coin in the bottle and keep away from direct sunlight.
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