Clove Syzygium aromaticum
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Clove Oil
How to Use: Clove
Keeping a bottle of clove oil on hand is a very wise idea, clove oil has come to the rescue of many of use who could not get a timely dentist appointment. Clove is too useful though, to be hidden away in the first aid kit only to be brought out in times of emergency. Even for those who do not go in for aromatherapy oils as a rule, clove is a simple and effective solution in such a wide range of home remedy uses that it is pretty much indispensable. You can use the antibacterial power of clove to deter colds and viruses, by using it to disinfect the air and kill germs on surfaces. Clove is best known as an analgesic and antiseptic treatment for dental pain, and can treat gum disease and bad breath. Clove oil can also be added to massage oils to ease muscle soreness and arthritis pain. Clove is deodorizing and an antiperspirant and can be used in many personal care products, however, make sure it is well diluted in any application that requires skin contact. Clove is very useful in the kitchen, use cloves to add savory flavors to foods as well as aid in digestion. Clove eases stomach upsets and nausea. Clove oil is also one of the best essential oils for deterring ants in the home or garden.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Clove oil can be diluted and used as a massage oil, or as a compress or poultice for ear and tooth pain. Put a few drops on a cotton ball for toothache. Use clove oil in aromatherapy lamps to disinfect rooms. Cloves can be added to herbal teas and used in cooking.
Clove : Essential Oil Profile
Clove is a powerful oil that is antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic
Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887
Regional Traditions :Ayurvedic *
History and Traditions & FolkloreThe ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used cloves. Courtiers in second century China freshened their breath with cloves before seeking an audience with the Emperor.