Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Folklore Of Basil

The Folklore Of Basil
Basil is a sacred herb in many belief systems and has associations different deities.

  • According to Christian legend, Basil grew on Christ's tomb after his Resurrection. Thus, some Greek Orthodox Churches use Basil to prepare Holy Water.

  • This Native herb is held in great reverence throughout India, where it is sacred to Krishna and Vishnu. It is cherished in Hindu homes, where it is believed to protect the family.
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