Clove is steam distilled from the bud and stem. Its used for skin infections, digestive upsets, intestinal parasites, childbirth, and most notable for toothaches. The Chinese also used cloves for diarrhea, hernia, bad breath and bronchitis, impotence, intestinal parasites, memory deficiency, pain, plague, wounds (infected).
Clove affects Cardiovascular, Digestive, Immune, and Respiratory Systems. It may influence healing, improving memory ( mental stimutant), and create a feeling of protection and courage. Clove aroma is described as spicy, fruity, warm. It blend with basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rose, rosemary, and ylang ylang.
Clove can be diluted 1:1 (1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil) before topical use. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on are of concern. Rub directly on the gums surrounding an infected tooth. Place on tongue with finger to remove desire to smoke, or place on back of tongue to fight against tickling cough. It can also be diffused with caution; it may irritate the nasal membrane if it is inhaled directly from a diffuser. Internally it can be placed under the tongue, or take in capsules. Use as a flavoring in cooking. Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Use with caution during pregnancy. Can irritate sensitive skin.
Clove Uses and Benefits
Eyes: Macular Degeneration
Fever: To Cool The System
Oral Conditions: Abscess
Oral Conditions: Toothache