Essential Oils A-Z
- Anticoagulant Helps prevent the clotting of blood
- Antiseptic Prevents or removes infection - gargling with diluted clove oil helps in easing throat pain and irritation. Also good for bad breath
- Antiviral Kills virus, or helps prevent a virus developing
- Antibacterial Prevents or removes bacteria
- Antifungal Prevents or fights fungus
- Analgesic Painkilling effect
- Anti-inflammatory Reduces inflammations
Dental - Clove oil is most prominent use is in dental care. Its germicidal properties make it effective for relieving dental pain, tooth ache, sore gums and mouth ulcers. Skin ďż˝ Due to its antiseptic properties, clove oil is useful for wounds, cuts, scabies, athleteďż˝s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat and other types of injuries. Also good for treating insect bites and stings. Immune system ďż˝ boosts the immune system because of its antiviral properties and its ability to purify blood increases. Nervous system ďż˝ Clove oil is an aphrodisiac in nature and therefore serves as an excellent stress reliever. Respiratory system ďż˝ Clove oil has a cooling and anti inflammatory effect and is good for clearing the nasal passage. As an expectorant it is good to use for coughs, colds, bronchitis and sinusitis. Chewing a clove bud is traditionally recommended to soothe sore throats. Circulatory system ďż˝ Clove oil increases the bodyďż˝s metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing body temperature.
It is the flower bud of a tropical tree mainly grown in India, Madagascar and Indonesia. It is an evergreen tree of the ďż˝Myrtleďż˝ family and can grow up to 20 metres high. The flower buds are collected before the flower opens. The flower, bud and stem are used for the oil which is extracted by steam distillation.
A Blend for a Muscle Rub 1 drop Clove oil 2 drops Cinnamon 2 drops Peppermint 20mls of carrier oil Rub into the muscles, the clove and cinnamon are very warming and the peppermint is cooling. Like a homemade Icy Hot!
Cloves play a vital role in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese medicine, as they have a numbing effect on oral tissue. Additionally, they are used in Asian, African, and Middle Eastern cooking to flavour their dishes.
One should be careful while using Clove oil, because it is very strong even in small quantities and must be diluted before application. Diabetics should be cautious as clove oil can cause blood sugar to drop. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid.