Lavender, also known as Lavandula angustifolia, is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region. The flowers of the plant are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Lavender has been traditionally used to help relieve stress and anxiety and to help improve sleep, it is believed to have calming properties. It is also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of headaches, migraines and to help reduce symptoms of pain. Lavender is also believed to have antiseptic properties and may help to protect wounds from infection. It is also traditionally used to help improve skin health and to help reduce symptoms of acne and eczema.