Clove is the first choice for toothache in an emergency. A couple of drops of clove essential oil on a cotton swab, applied to the aching tooth, has a slight anesthetic affect, relieving pain for a few hours. If the pain is caused by a lot filling , a cotton ball soaked in clove oil and inserted into the cavity will have the same analgesic, anesthetic effect. Its strong antiseptic properties make clove good at preventing colds and flu. Overall, clove is pain-relieving, comforting and revitalizing.
Small amounts of clove blended into massage oils can help to relieve stiff, aching muscles and rheumatic joint pain. If you feel "chilled to the bone" adding a couple of drops of clove to a bath oil blend is warming and comforting. Clove also helps to relieve flatulence, stimulate digestion and restore appetite.
Psychologically, clove is a mental, emotional and subtle energy tonic, and is both restorative and stimulating.
Use it for
- boosting dental health
- treating bad breath
- alleviating pain
- repelling insects
- preventing infection
Main therapeutic properties
- Mouth care: to treat bad breath and boost overall mouth health, create a rinse by adding 1 drop of clove and 1 drop of tea tree to 2 tablespoons (30ml) water. Swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds after brushing your teeth. Do not swallow.
- Massage: Clove is also known for increasing circulation. Create this foot massage oil to reap its benefits: add 10 drops of geranium and 5 drops of clove to 2 tablespoons (30ml) of a carrier oil (scale up as needed). Blend and massage into feet and lower legs.
- Compress: to alleviate muscle stiffness, create a hot compress by mixing 6 drops of clove in 1 cup (250ml) hot water. Place a clean, folded facecloth on top of the water, letting it soak up as much oil and water as possible. Wring out the water and place the compress on the affected area.
Contraindication: Do not use if you have sensitive or very sensitive skin. Use no more than 2 drops in the bath, and no more than 1 percent in massage oils.
- Scientific Name: Syzygium aromaticum
- Family: Myrtaceae
- Country of Origin: Indonesia
- Net Content: 0.34 fl oz/10ml