The Magical Properties of Basil in Witchcraft

Aleena Stuckey Owner of WiccanWitchcraft
By Aleena Stuckey
Updated: February 12, 2023
The Magical Properties of Basil in Witchcraft

Basil is an herb that has many uses in magic, and it is widely available to almost everyone. The magical properties of Basil are very useful for everyday life, and you’ll find yourself using Basil in your spells, candle magic and just about any time you can reach for it in your herb garden.  

Many Witches love to grow Basil in their home, as it’s a wonderful window sill herb that thrives alongside many other easy to grow kitchen herbs. Its subtle sweet smell and deep green leaves will add fire to any spell, and just meditating with Basil is an experience that will enlighten you as you learn more about it in your personal path.

Basil Correspondences

  • Planets: Mars
  • Signs: Scorpio
  • Elements: Air, Fire
  • Energy: Masculine
  • Deities: Hemphu, Vishnu, Erzulie

Magical Uses of Basil

  • Money
  • Abundance
  • Astral Projection
  • Protection
  • Relationships
  • Anti bacterial
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Good for stress reduction
  • Great source of vitamin K
  • Appetite Loss

Witchcraft & Basil


To any witch who has a desire to attract more money to them or others, Basil is a powerful herb that attracts abundance when used in spells and rituals. Use it to dress green candles, place a basil leaf in your wallet to attract and retain money, and grow a basil plant as a physical representation of the abundance that resides within you and your home.


To “fly”, or travel to the other plane of nonordinary reality, is the desire of some witches. Basil has been said to aid in this journey of astral projection through the use of Basil’s “juice”. Witches would drink a decoction of Basil tea to induce a shift in consciousness and travel to the unseen world.


Basil is a highly protective herb that keeps away unwanted energy, people and spirits. Sprinkle dried and crushed basil leaves around your home as a ward, or hang a sprig of fresh basil over your doorways, letting it dry, to offer protection to all that come and go.


Basil has long been used as a tool to work love and relationship magic and to divine the state of current relationships. Place two fresh basil leaves over burning charcoal. If the leaves burn quickly and steadily, you have nothing to fear.

If the leaves fly away or burn unevenly, perhaps a second look at the relationship is required.

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