Antiseptic Clove leaf Oil

There are many antiseptic oils present on earth, yet when the need arises, we tend to ignore and forget those and resort to artificial means…Nothing against them, but yet you can avoid facing side-effects such as bruising and scars and marks…

Clove is the best antiseptic oil currently present…The health benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. The oil is used for treating a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress and blood impurities.

Clove is an evergreen tree, which produces a flower bud that has numerous medicinal properties. It is often referred as clove bud. Clove bud has a shaft and a head and hence it has the Latin name clavus meaning nail. Clove was extensively used in the ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations and it spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, during the seventh and eight centuries.

Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and vitamin C

Also the most prominent use of clove oil is in dental care. The germicidal properties of the oil make it very effective for relieving –

  • Dental pain
  • Tooth ache
  • Sore gums
  • Mouth ulcers

Clove oil contains the compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry since numerous years. Gargles with diluted clove oil help in easing the throat. The characteristic smell of clove oil helps in removing bad breath. Clove is also effective against cavities. Traditionally, in India, clove oil was added to a small cotton ball and put at the end of the tooth which has cavity daily before sleeping.

The cavity would vanish in a few days. As a result, clove oil is added to numerous dental products and medications, including, mouth wash and tooth pastes. Dentists also mix clove oil with zinc oxide and prepare a white filling material as a temporary alternative to root canal. Take care, clove oil is very strong and can cause burns to your mouth.

Also…Clove oil is often recommended for skin care, especially to acne patients.

Come on now, go through these reference links…

  1. Clove Oil by Emergency
  2. Essential Oils by Organic Facts
  3. Cloves by care2.com