Holy basil is an herb used heavily in Ayurvedic medicine. It is said to help lessen feelings of stress and excessive immune response in conditions like hay fever and asthma. It has traditionally been used to protect the heart from stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar levels. It is also said to enhance digestion and mental function and increase joy and happiness. This formula has it blended with the complimentary ginger flavor and sweetened with cane sugar to make it a yummy tonic or drink mixer. We recommend adding a squeeze of fresh lime.