Sunday, July 13, 2014

Clove Oil :

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any home remedies, supplements or following any treatment suggested on this blog. Only your
health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is
safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

May you discover what works for you,
be healed & free of pain.

Clove Oil
(Eugenia caryophyllata)) :

Some of the effective health benefits of clove oil:

Cloves contain some of the same phenols as Oil of Oregano, namely carvacrol and thymol, among others, which are highly antifungal in nature, as well as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, and

The effects of clove oil, including its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, have been known and recorded for thousands of years. The essential oil of cloves is used in the topical treatment and pain
relief of tooth and gum infections. It helps ease the pain, and the antiseptic qualities of the cloves
fight infection.

Make clove tea, use cloves in cooking, apply clove oil to fungal infections of the fingernail and toenail, dilute in a carrier oil to use on the skin.
Clove oil is used most often in dental care. The germicidal properties of the oil make it very effective for relieving dental pain, tooth ache, sore gums and mouth ulcers. Clove contains the compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry for years. Gargles with diluted clove help in easing the throat. The characteristic smell of clove helps remove bad breath. As a result, clove oil is added to numerous dental products and medications, including, mouth washes, and tooth pastes. Dentists also mix clove oil with zinc oxide and prepare a white filling material as a temporary alternative to root canal.
Infections: Due to its antiseptic properties, clove is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, etc.  It can also be used for insect bites and stings. Clove is very strong in nature and hence should be used in diluted form.  It should not be used on sensitive skin.

Skin Care: Clove is often recommended for skin care, especially to acne patients.

Stress: Clove is aphrodisiac in nature and hence serves as an excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue. When taken internally, in appropriate amounts, it refreshes the mind. Clove also induces sleep and is helpful to insomnia patients. It is useful for treating mental problems such as loss of memory, depression and anxiety.

Headache: Clove Oil when mixed with salt, and applied on the forehead, gives a cooling effect and helps in getting relief from headache.

Respiratory Problems: Clove oil has a cooling and anti inflammatory effect, and thereby clears the nasal passages. This expectorant is useful in various respiratory disorders including coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and tuberculosis. Chewing a clove bud eases sore throats.

Earache: A mixture of warm clove oil and olive oil is a good remedy for earaches.

Indigestion: Clove is effective in stomach related problems such as hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness, and flatulence.

Blood Purification: Clove also helps in purifying the blood.

Immune System: Clove is useful for boosting the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increases your resistance to diseases.

*Important Note:
Consult your doctor regarding the use of clove oil during pregnancy and with infants.

It is advised to use this oil in moderation or according to the suggestion of a specialist as it can cause mucous
membrane and skin irritations.

It is advised to use this oil in diluted form.

Clove is a powerful oil that is antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic, making it good for the
prevention of infections. Use it to disinfect surfaces and in aromatherapy lamps to help
disinfect rooms. Clove oil is very strong and can cause irritation if used in its pure form.

Clove oil:  Body Rub:
(kills bacteria and fungi, promotes healing & relives pain)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
15 drops of pure clove oil
Store in a glass container.
Shake well before use.

Clove oil can be very irritating to skin, so do a test patch before applying to a wide area.

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