Many irritating and acute problems like scabies are dealt with clove oil in the manner not easy for humans to reckon and is all done by the very amazing and warm clove essential oil.
Scabies, also called sarcoptic mange, is caused by a microscopic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin, causing an allergic reaction and severe itching within several weeks. Lesions formed by scratching can lead to secondary bacterial infections, and serious complications may result, especially following Group A streptococcal infections, leading to heart and renal disease.
The clove is an evergreen tree, called Eugenia arena, reaching a height of 15 to 30 feet tall. It is native to the Spice Islands and the Philippines but also grown in India, Sumatra, Jamaica, the West Indies, Brazil, and other tropical areas. The bark is pale yellowish gray in color and smooth. It has opposite ovate (egg-shaped) leaves 3-6 inches long. Its flowers, are red and white, bell-shaped, and grow in clusters. The flowers when gathered are at first of a reddish color, but on drying they assume a deep brown cast. The familiar clove used in the kitchen is the dried flower bud.
Traditional uses in America include treating worms, viruses, candida, and various bacterial and protozoan infections. Clove is also used for –
- Bad breath
Research published in August 2010 by the Public Library of Science tested three essential oils and four pure compounds that share a chemical base of eugenol on permethrin-resistant scabies mites in pigs and rabbits. Scabies mites are species specific; human scabies cannot complete their whole life cycle on animals, and vice versa. Researchers found that clove oil, which contains the most eugenol, was highly effective in clearing mite infestations on the animals.
Nutmeg oil was moderately effective, and ylang ylang, a perfume ingredient, showed the least efficacy. Clove oil can be safely produced at home, and there are commercially made preparations made from only the buds of the plant; less expensive imports may use stems and leaves, parts that contain skin irritants.
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