Clove oil is an essential oil from the clove plant, Syzygium aromaticum. It is a natural analgaesic and antiseptic used primarily in dentistry because of its main ingredient eugenol. It can also be purchased in pharmacies over the counter or as a home remedy for dental pain relief, mainly toothache and it is used as flavouring in a variety of medicines.
Clove oil has a strong aroma and a spicy taste, oil that should only be used externally.
Clove oil is added in many dental products like mouthwash and toothpaste. It is very effective for relieving dental pain, mouth ulcers, toothache and sore gums. Clove oil is enriched with calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Clove oil is also known for its anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and stimulating properties.
Clove was commonly used in ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations and it spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, during the seventh and eighth centuries. In recent times, clove is used in several Indian and Chinese dishes.
Studies have shown that clove oil can be used as a soothing balm on teething infants. In extremely diluted form, it can be applied to a baby’s gums, and the antiseptic and soothing qualities of the oil can ease their pain and reduce discomfort.
Clove oil has traditionally been effective for the treatment of stomach-related problems such as hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness, and flatulence.
Clove oil also helps in purifying the blood; studies have shown that the aroma extracts can actually reduce toxicity in the blood and stimulate antioxidant activity throughout the body, thereby boosting the immune system as well as purifying platelets.
Clove oil can be used to fight against fungal infections. Conditions such as fungal nail can be alleviated by taking capsules of clove oil and apply clove oil on the skin.
Clove oil is a natural stress reliever. Boil clove oil and water on the stove. Clove oil vapor that filled the room will create a relaxed mind. The aroma of clove oil has been known to have a relaxing effect and is beneficial for people with sleep disorders.
Clove oil is also beneficial for people with bronchitis and asthma, as it is known to reduce inflammation in the nasal passages and help thin the mucus.
Overall, clove oil is touted as a natural remedy for the following health problems:
- Dry socket
And can be found at any drug or health food store worldwide.