The Everyday Lore Project

2 December 2020 – Basil

2 December 2020 – Basil

Super quick one tonight as, you know, Other Life. I’ve been chewing basil leaves, as it’s said that eating basil increases concentration and creativity, two traits I seem to be lacking today. Of all days.

So far, I’ve not felt any different. Except now I have a hankering for pesto. Had there been more time, I might have decocted a few sprigs and tried a bit of astral projection. Maybe next time.


Baker, M. (2019) Discovering The Folklore of Plants, Oxford, Shire Publications

Published by Liza Frank

Author of My Celebrity Boyfriend. Obsessed with hula hooping, sons of preachermen and fresh dates, sometimes all at the same time. Curator of Folklore Agony and The Everyday Lore Project.

4 comments on “2 December 2020 – Basil”

  1. Libby says:

    Absolutely understand about low concentration levels especially when needed. You have been doing brilliantly. I chew gum as I have heard it lowers anxiety levels.

    1. Thank you! And thanks for the tip about the gum, might have to invest in some Juicy Fruit…

  2. Glorious Barbara says:

    Hmmmm…if it didn’t work, perhaps the folklore around basil is fawlty?

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