Description : Cloves or Eugenia caryophyllata, are pink flowers, when fresh and on drying, they turn to a rust-brown color. Cloves are often used to enhance the flavor of foods, especially red meat, wild pig and hare, in the form of powder or decoction. They are used in curry powders and pickling spices. Clove and its oil is utilized in febrile conditions, in fever reduction or body temperature regulation is common
Uses : Clove has historically been used for its antiseptic and analgesic effects. Clove and clove oils are used safely in foods, beverages, and toothpastes. Clove oil cream has been used in the treatment of anal fissures and an extract has exhibited aphrodisiac action in rats; however, there are limited studies supporting clinical applications for clove oil.
Although it has been suspected for centuries to treat inflammatory conditions, theJournal of Immunotoxicology just recently published the first ever study proving that the eugenol in clove oil is indeed a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Showing that low doses of eugenol can protect the liver against disease, it was also observed that eugenol reverses inflammation and cellular oxidation (which causes aging). It was also observed that taking large doses internally could harm the digestive lining and externally can irritate sensitive skin
Because of it’s strength, clove oil should be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil or other gentle oils for most topical applications and only used for short periods of up to two weeks internally.
In addition to being a proven anti-inflammatory, clove oil is commonly used as an antiseptic for oral infections and as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial to keep countless diseases at bay.
- Eliminates acne
- Kills parasites
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces gum disease
- Boosts energy
- Natural anti-inflammatory
- Kills mold and fungus
Cloves For Candida
- Clove Oil For Toothaches
- Cloves Antioxidant Value
Medicinal Benefits : Cloves have been used traditionally for toothaches as it is an excellent analgesic. Clove oil is quite strong and is often diluted for medicinal uses as it can cause irritation if used undiluted. Clove oil can be diluted in water and used for gargling to ease toothaches and tooth infections. It can also be used for gingivitis and sore throat. It has numbing effect that relieves pain and reduces the infection. You can also place a single clove between the teeth where the ache is present for some time. You can also dip a cotton swab with few drops of diluted clove oil and apply it on the affected area. Its antibiotic properties make it a prominent ingredient in a variety of dental creams, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and tooth sprays to clear bacteria, relieve pain in sore gums, and improve dental health.
Clove oil in the purified liquid form is used in synthetic vanilla and in the manufacture of soaps, perfumes and many toiletries. Clove oil is also used as an insect repellant. It is an effective mosquito repellant and also keeps away moths.