Lavender flowers possess a natural anti-bacterial agent that may kill bacteria and relax tissues to release trauma so that healing occurs faster, while preventing scars from forming. Essential oil of lavender used topically may help ease stress when rubbed into the spine and neck, as it may improve circulation, promote dilation, and penetrate fluids for increasing energy flow. Suggested for wound healing, place oil around the wound, not directly on top, applying often where contusion or trauma have occurred. It may speed healing for internal bacterial infection in gall bladder, appendix, stomach ache, throat, sinuses, and ears when used directly on skin over the area. Only medicinal varieties can be used internally due to toxicity - this is medicinal quality.