There's nothing worse than being told to calm down when you need to calm down. This tonic offers something a little less stressful, and a tried and true way to reduce your anxiety. Tulsi is a species of basil, and helps in maintaining cortisol levels in the body. Skullcap acts as a nerve tonic. Milky oats -made from the same oat as oatmeal-offer a nourishing calm. Together, they create a calming tonic infinitely more helpful than your friend's condescending advice.