Scientific name: Ocimum bacilicum L. Lamiaceae
Other names: Sweet basil, Common basil, Garden basil, Luole, St. Joseph’s Wort, Tulsi, Arjaka, Devil plant
Practical Uses: Treatment for depression and lethargy; also effective as an antiseptic. A basil tea can be used to treat acne. The oil should be avoided during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Magickal Uses: Used for spells involving purification, banishment, and exorcism.