Ylang Ylang is a medium-sized tree that is native to Southeast Asia, and particularly the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Polynesia. Its flowers are prized for their distinctive sweet scent, and the essential oil is used widely in perfumes and for aromatherapy.
Ylang Ylang is important in many cultures and in certain alternative medical traditions. In Indonesia, ylang ylang flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples. The essential oil and scent of ylang ylang is thought to reduce blood pressure, regulate oil production in the skin, and even regulate hormonal balance.