Basil is a wonderful plant for making pesto or seasoning soup but did you know that some people believe it has "magical" properties?
I read that basil can be used as an aphrodisiac or even to breed scorpions. And, some people believe you can use basil to heal scorpion bites and stomach troubles or to drive away flies.
I found one recipe on-line that said if you take three crushed basil leaves and put them under a clay pot, a tiny scorpion will be born.
Amazing what a little plant can do...:)