Esoteric Properties:In India, Basil is considered sacred and is consecrated to the Gods Krishna and Vishnu. It is widely used in meditational and ceremonial practices as a tool to uplift the spiritual aspirant as well as instill clarity. In western society it was used by churches for ceremonial reasons*.
Common Usage: It has a tonic effect on the nerves, and has analgesic properties to help relieve inflammatory conditions, support restful sleep, and ease symptoms of dizziness associated with stressful situations. It helps relieve stress, stimulates the digestive tract, and support a healthy menstrual cycle. It is excellent for colds and coughs and the immune system, helps to shrink warts, and soothe insect and snake bites*.