Basil Ocimum basilicum

Other Names: St. Joseph wort, Sweet Basil
Traditional Uses:vomiting, analgesic, stress, headaches
Magical Uses:Protection while flying
Description: Aromatic annual with little brittle stems only growing to about 2 ft. Leaves are oval and shiny, fleshy and dark green or red depending on variety. Creamy white flowers appear in midsummer.

Uses: Use leaves fresh, frozen or dried in shade. Popular culinary flavoring that has been used since ancient times. Insect repellant and used medicinally to soothe pain, treat nervous stress, vomiting and headaches.

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?

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Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.

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