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The Beauty of Basil for Fertility, Love, Intuition and more

One of my favourite herbs today is Basil and for most of my life, I had no idea of all the physical AND spiritual benefits of this miraculously potent little plant and that it is a sacred herb in many cultures with a long history of being used in spiritual activities… My goodness!

Lately, since I am incredibly passionate about Conscious Conception, I fell in love with the fact that Basil aids fertility and is reputed to be especially helpful in opening the third eye chakra. This chakra is responsible for our ability to see clearly, both physically and intuitively. When this chakra is open, we have a strong connection to our intuition and inner wisdom, and we are able to see the world around us more clearly.

I never really noticed this beautifully fragrant herb until I trained as a waitress when I was 20 and I learnt it is the star of Pesto sauce, which I came to love! It was as a waitress, back in 1999 when I met the father of my kids in South Africa at the Italian restaurant where we waitered to pay the bills during our studies then, and we both fell in love with some Italian gourmet classics, which included Pesto in the mix.

Fast forward many years, 2 kids later, I became a vegetarian years ago and still loving a good old Pesto sauce which in the mean time we’ve jazzed up a bit with our own twist. I just love the simplicity of the ingredients and the versatility of the pesto. It’s so easy, my eldest daughter started making it herself when she was 7 years old. She’s convinced it’s her recipe now so we call it Lisa’s Pesto!

But before I gift you with Lisa’s Pesto sauce, I invite you to relish in all the good stuff you invite when bringing more Basil into you life, be it in a fresh pesto sauce, the dried leaves or a fresh Basil plant in your home/garden.

Other benefits of Basil:

  • It has been used for centuries to attract wealth, prosperity, and good luck. The strong scent of basil is said to open the channels of abundance, making it easier for good things to flow into your life.

  • It is also known as the “money plant”, so it makes sense that this herb can help you manifest more money and financial stability.

  • It is associated with purity, love, and health.

  • It can be used to create positive energy in your home or workspace or to attract new opportunities.

  • With its strong connection to the earth and to help purify and cleanse both the body and soul.

  • It is also associated with courage and strength.

  • It is also said to promote mental clarity and focus.

  • It is thought to be an aphrodisiac and is said to promote fertility. If you are on a fertility journey or planning to conceive in the future, why not bring Basil into the mix as well as exploring the concept of Conscious Conception.

  • It can be helpful in treating menstrual problems.

  • It also known for its ability to boost the immune system and aid in digestion and is said to be helpful in promoting healthy skin and hair.

So simply add some basil leaves to your next meal or use them in a ritualistic practice to experience all that this herb has to offer.

Below, I have included THE very best homemade pesto sauce recipe for you, which you can use to add it to pasta, as a topping/sauce with savoury dishes or to spice up any veggies.

Lisa’s Pesto Sauce


200g grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup organic cold pressed olive oil

1/3 cup Pine nuts

Lemon rind of 1 lemon (rinse the lemon very well before grating)

Freshly squeezed organic lemon juice of 1 lemon

2 Cups Fresh organic basil leaves

Himalayan pink salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture is smooth.

Add extra olive oil to obtain desired consistency if needed.


Keeps well in fridge for weeks.


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