('Hibiscus' bottle shown - All bottles have similar design)
BasilPositive qualities: Integration of sexuality and spirituality into a sacred wholeness. Patterns of imbalance: Polarization of sexuality and spirituality, often leading to clandestine behavior or marital stress.
Sweet Basil is a religious herb associated with both Krishna and Vishnu. Hindus grow this herb to
provide protection for the home and family. Any person in need of courage will benefit form Basil
as it builds strength and helps one move forward in a positive manner. Basil is known for its quality
of protecting the seeker from fears that one encounters when moving along a spiritual path and may
bring protection to the seeker and their family as well.
The soul in need of Basil tends to polarize
and separate the experience of spirituality and sexuality, believing that these cannot be integrated.
This affliction is most evident in relationships where there is a compulsive need to seek sexual
liaisons outside the main partnership. Quite often sexual activity is associated with that which
is secret or sinful. There is also a very strong attraction to pornography and other forms of illicit
or illegal sexuality. The soul feels great tension between the polarities of spiritual purity and
In the unconscious struggle to reconcile these forces, the soul often capitulates
to or becomes enmeshed in debasing and dehumanizing sexual activity. Once these polarities are brought
together as a conscious unity, the soul no longer feels compelled to separate them into opposing
and destructive activities. Basil flower essence helps the soul to experience the world and the Self
as truly sacred and whole.
- from the 'Flower Essence Repertory',
by Patricia Kaminsky and Richard Katz. The most comprehensive and user-friendly flower essence
book we've found. Highly recommended for any practitioner.