Healing And Warm – Clove Leaf Oil

Clove itself is the best known old cure for innumerbale diseases. The problems that have mainly to do with infections are best deat with this clove leaf oil. The oil has many properties that differentiate it from rest of the essential oils.

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.

During the Han dynasty (207 B. C. to 220 A. D.) those who addressed the Chinese emperor were required to hold cloves in their mouths to mask bad breath. Traditional Chinese physicians have long used the herb to treat -

  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hernia
  • Ringworm
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Stimulant for the nerves

European doctors once breathed through clove-filled leather beaks to ward off the plague.

India’s traditional Ayurvedic healers have used clove since ancient times to treat respiratory and digestive ailments. In tropical Asia cloves have been given to treat such diverse infections as malaria, cholera and tuberculosis, as well as scabies.

Clove first arrived in Europe around the 4th century A.D. as a highly coveted luxury. The medieval German herbalists used cloves as part of anti-gout mixture. Once clove became easily available in Europe, it was prized as a treatment for indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It was also used to treat cough, infertility, warts, worms, wounds, and toothache. European hospitals use clove to treat viral hepatitis, bacterial colitis, hypertension, thyroid dysfunction, and fatigue.

Early American Eclectic physicians used clove to treat digestive complaints and added it to bitter herb-medicine preparations to make them more palatable. They were also the first to extract clove oil from the herbal buds. They used it on the gums to relieve toothache.

Traditional uses in America include treating worms, viruses, candida, and various bacterial and protozoan infections. Clove is also used for toothaches, bad breath, dizziness, cough, earache, colitis, epilepsy, palsy, and digestive upsets, as a sleep-inducer, anti-inflammatory, blood-thinner, mental stimulant, etc.

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  1. Clove Oil by Organic Health
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  3. Clove by Medicine

Boss Of Medicinal Dealings – Clove Leaf Oil

Clove essential oil is one great oil that has many therapeutic properties and is hence very effective at dealing with various infections and diseases with absolute efficiency and cleanliness. The oil is highly anriseptic in nature and is very strong.

Earache: A mixture of warm clove oil and sesame oil is a good remedy for earaches

Indigestion: Clove oil is effective in stomach related problems such as hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness, and flatulence. Hence, clove one of the important spices added in Indian dishes.

Nausea: Clove oil is helpful in case of nausea and vomiting and is often used for pregnancy related vomiting.

Blood Circulation: Clove oil is increases your body metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing body temperature.

Blood Purification: Clove oil also helps in purifying the blood.

Diabetes: Along with blood purification, clove oil also helps in controlling the blood sugar levels and hence is useful to diabetics.

Immune System: Both clove and clove oil are useful for boosting the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increases your resistance to diseases.

Premature Ejaculation: Research has indicated that clove can be useful for treating premature ejaculation. Further research needs to be carried out to confirm these results.

Cholera: It is believed that clove oil is useful for treating cholera

Sty: Clove and clove oil is a very effective home remedy for treating sty. Sty is an inflammation on the eyelash and is a very irritating condition. Sty is not only painful, but also causes difficulty in the proper functioning of the eye.

Clove oil is often added in cosmetic creams and lotions. It is a good massage oil providing relief from pain and stress.

Usage of clove in making cigarettes is a new trend all over the world. Traditionally, clove was added in cigarettes in Indonesia. Smokers (wrongly) feel that the numerous health benefits of clove would nullify the ill effects of smoking. Flavoring Agent: Along with its digestive properties, clove oil is added in food items due to its flavor. It is added in many Indian dishes, pickles, sauce, spice cakes, etc.

Due to the characteristic aroma, soothing effect and antiseptic properties, clove oil is added in making soaps.

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  1. Clove Oil by Organic Health
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  3. Clove by Medicine

Going About Using Clove Oil

When it comes to the uses of certain essential oils, one thing that should be encrypted on the mind is that not all of them have the same uses and not all of them do the same level of good…Take for example Clove essential oil, it is basically a warm oil and should be used in a particular way…

The main component of clove oil is eugenol, a powerful, effective antibacterial, antifungal, germicidal and anesthetic phenol. Cloves and clove oil have been used by alternative medicine practitioners in China and India for thousands of years as cure-alls for all types of ailments –

  • Diarrhoea
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bacterial problems
  • Skin infections
  • Muscle aches

In Europe, it is used to treat colitis, hepatitis, high blood pressure and thyroid problems. But in the West, it is mainly used in mouthwashes, toothpastes and in topical tooth-pain-relieving gels such as Orajel.

Mix 5 drops clove oil with 1 tablespoon organic honey and 1/4 tsp. organic garlic juice or garlic powder, and take it before going to bed. This blend helps relieve painful coughing due to asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis.

Mix 2 to 3 drops clove oil and 2 to 3 drops tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon coconut or jojoba oil. Use for athlete’s foot or toenail or fingernail infections.
Add 2 to 3 cloves, 1 to 3 drops clove oil or 1/8 tsp. ground cloves to 1 cup of ginger tea to help relieve motion sickness and nausea. Adding this amount of cloves or clove oil to a mug of regular tea can relieve wisdom tooth pain or other mouth pain or headaches due to tooth pain.

Add 3 to 4 drops clove oil to 1 teaspoon coconut or jojoba oil. Dip a cotton swab in this blend and apply to an aching tooth and/or gum or to the roof of your mouth to relieve a headache. Or, place on a clean cloth and apply it to your head or other muscle aches and pains. You can also place it in your diffuser/evaporator to fill the room with a lovely scent that will lift your spirits.

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  1. Clover Oil by Organic Health
  2. Clove by Medicine
  3. Cloves by ehow