Holy Basil is an adaptogen, which means it helps our organs and body systems to function more effectively under stressful conditions and adapt according to specific needs. Adaptogenic herbs are taken over a long period of time for best effect on mental clarity, improved memory and concentration, lowering anxiety, and improved digestion and absorption of food and minerals. Acutely, Tulsi can regulate blood sugar, act as a decongestant, antihistamine, expectorant, fever reducer, and an antimicrobial. Not advised for women who are pregnant. 8 oz.