In anthroposophical medicine, lavender oil is used extensively in therapeutic baths for the treatment of dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) with nervousness, degenerative nerve diseases, neuralgia, tremors, insomnia, tension and spasm, functional cardiovascular disturbances, flatulence and/or menstrual disturbances. In traditional herbal medicine, lavender water is sometimes added to bathwater to relieve nervous tension. In herbal medicine, lavender is considered to be antispasmodic, carminative and stimulant and has traditionally been used to treat: nervousness; hysteria; agitation; anger; irritability; apoplexy [sudden loss of muscle control with diminution or loss of consciousness, resulting from rupture or blockage of a cerebral blood vessel]; fainting [it is an ingredient in some smelling salt formulas]; epilepsy; convulsions; dropsy [accumulation of diluted lymph in the body tissues and cavities]; eruptive fevers; palsy; hypertension; migraine headache; toothache; hoarseness; asthma; nausea; vomiting, colic, flatulence, irritable bowel; gastric and intestinal atony or spasm; deficient gastric and bile secretions; sore joints. Lavender fomentations are used to treat painful local affections. In aromatherapy, lavender oil is considered to be anodyne, anticoagulant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, harmonizing, sedative (brain and central nervous system) and potentially useful for the treatment of the following symptoms and conditions: paralysis; low white blood cell count; bacterial infections; fungal infections; viral infections; edema; lymphatic congestion; catarrhal discharges; functional circulatory disorders; hypertension; arteritis; phlebitis; poor capillary circulation; hypoglycemia; headache [may be rubbed into the temples to treat headaches]; vertigo; conjunctivitis; teething pain [a drop of lavender oil placed on the edge of the mattress of a teething baby may exert a welcomed palliative/sedative effect] ; halitosis; laryngitis; throat infections; nervous heart palpitations; tachycardia; arrhythmia; respiratory disorders of nervous origin; asthma; respiratory catarrh; bronchitis; colds; tuberculosis; digestive problems related to emotional unrest; loss of appetite; nervous stomach irritation; dyspepsia; nausea; vomiting; colic; flatulence; deficient bile secretion; poor fat digestion; irritable bowel syndrome; splenic flexure syndrome; anal fistula; cystitis, especially when accompanied with low urine output; amenorrhea; dysmenorrhea; painful an/or protracted birth delivery; leucorrhea; vaginal yeast infection; muscle spasms; sprains and strains; muscular aches and pains; contractures; rheumatism; acne; eczema; psoriasis; swelling; abscesses; boils; carbuncles; ulcers; abnormal scar tissue formation; cellulite; burns; gangrenous wounds; lice; scabies; snake, insect [including mosquito, bee and wasp], spider, [including black widow spider] and dog bites; varicose veins; hair loss.