Lavender is historically noted for its euphoric calming effects. It has a sedative effect on the heart, is helpful in bringing down high blood pressure, relieves insomnia, muscular spasms and rheumatic pains. Its useful with menstrual problems, bronchitis, headaches and helps lower blood pressure. Lavender is also good for nausea, vomiting and colic. It even keeps insects away and purifies the air. Lavender promotes the growth of new skin cells, and has a great healing effect on burns and sunburn, acne, psoriasis, boils, fungal growths and scarring. Lavender is one of the safest essential oils to use with children and the elderly. Lavender properties include: Calming, Soothing, healing, relieving sunburns, head aches, menstrual problems, muscle spasms, insomnia and nausea.