(Vanilla planifolia) has a rich, warm, sweet-vanilla aroma. It is comforting and relaxing and has a calming effect on the nervous system which may help relieve stress, anxiety, anger, and restlessness. Vanilla has sedative properties that can soothe inflammation and hyperactivity in respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and nervous systems. As an antioxidant it can be a wonderful addition to your daily skin and hair care regime. Vanilla is also thought of as an aphrodisiac and is commonly used in perfumery.