Clove Essential Oil has been used for centuries to help a multitude of ailments. The most commonly known is in the dental field. It has been an ingredient in dental products since the beginning of time!
Clove essential oil stops a toothache in seconds.
For stronger toothaches, it may take longer time to curb the pain. If you are suffering from toothache, this is how to use clove oil. Take the cotton ball. Add 2 – 5 drops of clove essential oil. The oil quickly distributes throughout the cotton ball. Now, carefully place this in between your teeth at the point of toothache. Keep the cotton ball there till the pain disappears. One can now only feel a strange teething sensation, or no sensation at all.
Why it works ?
Clove oil is a dental anaesthetic. It numbs the nerve which carries pain signal from the jaw to the brain, effectively blocking out all the pain. This is however a temporary workaround the toothache. Clove oil seeps to other areas of the mouth and effectively starts any oral bacteria and fungi. This prevents the spread of any infection. One really has to visit the dentist in order to get the problem corrected, whether it a wisdom tooth, impacted tooth, a filling that is due or whatever.
A mixture of clove oil and zinc oxide has traditionally been used an antiseptic dental filling. The cotton ball technique mentioned above is also a remedy for teething pain and also for treating a dry socket.
The amazing benefits of Clove Oil don’t stop there though! Check these out.
Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal: As an aid for food poisoning, clove oil effectively kills many forms of bacterial infections. Clove is also effective in reducing fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
Anaesthetic: Has strong numbing sensation.
Anti-inflammatory: Clove oil clears the respiratory passages, acting as an expectorant for treating many upper-respiratory conditions including colds, eye sties, bronchitis, sinus conditions, cough and asthma.
Antiseptic: Clove oil can be used to reduce infections, wounds, insect bites and stings.
Anti-neuralgic: Relieves pain in the nerves, mainly caused by inflammation. This is extremely helpful, as very few things can do this job.
Cardiovascular Health: The active essential oil in clove, eugenol, has been shown to act as a an effective platelet inhibitor, preventing blood clots.
Energy booster: When used for aromatherapy purposes, clove oil helps to stimulate the brain. The scent makes you more attentive and can even make you feel more energetic than you normally would.
Get rid of intestinal parasites: Clove oil can be taken internally. Add 1 drop of clove essential oil in any tea, or shakes, juices, smoothies. Remember to add just 1 drop of clove oil only because that much is enough to provide the health benefit. This simple routine can help your body flush out intestinal parasites and also prevent their infestation in future.
Improves blood circulation. Clove bud oil is one of the ingredients used in Tiger Balm, which is an herbal formulation that dates back to the times of the Chinese emperors. It is used to sooth muscle aches and pains and is though to do so by increasing the blood flow in the affected area.
Indigestion: Clove oil offers a powerful action against gas and bloating. It reduces gas pressure in the stomach, aiding in the proper elimination of food and toxins. It also relieves the discomfort of peptic ulcers. Effective for stomach related conditions including nausea, hiccups, motion sickness and vomiting.
Infections: Due to its antiseptic properties, clove oil is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, etc. It can also be used for treating insect bites and stings.
Mitigate Dental Pain: Clove creates a numbing sensation that becomes a powerful pain reliever for dental pain.
Powerful germicidal properties: Gargling with clove oil can aid in sore throat conditions and bad breath.
Premature Ejaculation: Some research has shown that clove may be useful as a aid for premature ejaculation.
Relieve flatulence: A tea made of cloves can relieve the foof’s. Try steeping 5 cloves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink it when it cools and repeat two of three times daily.
Relieves headaches: Clove oil is useful for reducing the pain and discomfort associated with tension headaches. Apply a rag soaked in clove oils to the forehead or temples to get help open the blood vessels and rid yourself of the headache.
Skin: An aid for skin disorders, such as acne.
Stress reliever: Clove oil stimulates the circulatory system, clearing the mind and reducing mental exhaustion and fatigue. It is also used to aid insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.
Prevention from toxic exposure: Some studies show that clove oil can prevent toxicity related to exposure to environmental pollution.