Clove oil uses date back to ancient China and India. Chinese used clove for treatment of hernia, diarrhea and bronchitis. Traditionally clove was used for intestinal parasites, skin infections, digestive upsets and toothaches.
Today, it is still known for its anti-infectious, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It's anti-infectious properties include: anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Wow!
Here are a few clove oil uses for infections that I’m sure you will be surprised about!
Clove oil uses definitely include all things dental. As a matter of fact, clove oil is approved as a dental anesthetic by the Dental Association! Use it to decrease pain or combat infection. I have used it for this purpose many times!
Did you know that Clove also has the largest antioxidant value of any single essential oil known to man?
Right now it does! Longevity essential oil blend beats it, but because it contains clove and other oils with high antioxidant values!
So, with all of these clove oil uses, let's easily take advantage of the health benefits every day using Clove Essential Oil! Just use a drop in your favorite recipe! There are so many more benefits listed below, so keep on reading!
I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil, what to use it for and provide you with more clove oil uses. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!
As I receive new tips and clove oil uses they will be added to the page, so check back often!
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What is the Genus Species? Syzygium aromaticum (scientific name).
From what I have researched, clove also has several synonyms (same name for same plant). These are Eugenia caryophyllata, Eugenia caryophyllus, Caryophyllus aromaticus, Eugenia aromatica and Myrtus caryophyllus.
I have definitely seen Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata and Eugenia caryophyllus used interchangeably and it does get confusing! If anyone finds any other information or finds this incorrect, please let me know!
Why is this information important? Well as you can see it is confusing when different names are used for the same plant. Additionally, there are 400 to 500 species of clove including several chemotypes.
A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.
So, it is a good habit of purchasing essential oils using the common name and the genus species.
Where is the name derived from? Clove comes from a Latin word "clavus" meaning "nail".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Flower bud and stem
What is the ORAC Value? 1,078,700 µTE/100g WOW!
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Clove is contained in Hildegard's Medicine Book? Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the firstherbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented over 12,000 remedies for symptoms and diseases. Wow!
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, anti-aging, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-tumoral, anticoagulant, immune stimulant anticonvulsant, disinfectant, stomach protectant (ulcers) and warming.
What are the Documented Clove Uses and Benefits? Anti-aging, numbing pain, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and rheumatism, infections (skin, flu, bacterial, viral and fungal, hepatitis, parasitic), digestive problems (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), ulcers, inflammation, cataracts, lice, poison oak, acne, wounds, lupus, insect bites and stings, skin cancer, thyroid dysfunction, smoking (stop) and warts.
Wow, the clove oil uses amaze me!
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its hot and spicy aroma improves memory and assists in healing!
What is the Spiritual Influence? Clove oil uses includes the spiritual realm as well. Clove is said to provide insight into our pain (physical or emotional).
We know that the physical and emotional are interwoven, we can't have one without the other. How many times have we had an injury, or have hurt ourselves only to find out later there actually was a hidden meaning behind it?
For me, all the time! It was about two years ago that I realized that every time I really just didn't want to go to work that day, I would throw my back out at the barn. And practically doing nothing!
We all have days like that, but that was how I learned to "take a day off" rather than honoring that I needed a day off and needed to just take it on my own! The back issues taught me how to be nourishing to myself.
So, clove can help us in this respect. It helps us reflect on the causes of our pain and assists us in releasing them because they no longer serve us! By the way, this is why I like that Clove is in PanAway Essential Oil Blend.
What Chakra is Affected? Solar plexus, heart and throat chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Deep Blue or Indigo.
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 20:80 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, but honestly it is such a hot oil that I use it in professionally made blends, such as Thieves or Melrose Essential Oils. If you would like to use clove than a very high level of dilution is recommended for pets.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus oils in particular that are not of therapeutic quality! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade clove oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).
Clove is considered non-toxic at normal usage levels and is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). Can cause extreme skin irritation therefore dilution is recommended.
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
This is considered an anti-coagulant. As such, it may enhance the effects of blood thinners (aspirin, Warfarin, heparin, etc)
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that before the Dutch conquerors destroyed all the clove trees in the Spice Islands, the Penang people were free of epidemics? This happened in the sixteenth century.
Did you know that Clove was one of the ingredients found in "Four Thieves Vinegar" or "Marseilles Vinegar"? The vinegar protected against the plague in the 15th century and was developed by thieves who robbed graves that worked in the spice industry! Wow, the clove oil uses blow me away!
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Rub clove oil on the gums and around an infected tooth for pain relief!
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