Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum), also called basil herb or royal herb, is a spice plant from the labiates family. Basil is usually cultivated as an annual plant in temperate latitudes. It is an erect, herbaceous plant that grows to a height of 20 to 60 centimetres. In ancient times, basil was used in medicine to treat headaches and lacrimal fistulas.
In magic, basil is smoked for protection and purification. Smoking the plant is also said to attract luck and prosperity.