Clove – Wonder Herb

On this planet, there are various herbs present and quite surprisingly enough…among them the natural herb and spice called clove, stands out amongst the others because of its distinct properties…

Cloves are the pink flowering bud of a form evergreen tree (Eugenia aromatica), which are dried until brown and used for medicinal and spicing purposes. Indigenous to the Moluccas spice islands of Indonesia, cloves also grow naturally in India, the West Indies, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Madagascar. With their sultry-sweet aromatic flavor and powerful essential oil compounds, cloves have been used for hundreds of years as a nutritional spice for food and a remedy for a variety of health concerns.

For over 2,000 years, both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine made extensive use of clove flowers and clove oil. Arabic traders brought the buds to Europe in 4th century A.D., and in the seventh and eighth century A.D. Europe, cloves became very popular as a medicinal flower, due to their ability to preserve foods, and mask the smell of poorly-kept foods.

Cloves are high in many minerals, including –

  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Sodium
  • Calcium
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Potassium
  • Vitamins C , K and A

They are also extremely rich in manganese and dietary fiber.4 The main chemical component responsible for cloves powerful analgesic, anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects, as well as clove’s distinctive aromatic smell, is a substance called eugenol. This plant phenol is often extracted from clove to be used as a natural local antiseptic and analgesic for dentistry and toothache pain

Clove is a natural antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal agent. It also holds aphrodisiac and circulation-stimulating capacities. The oil of cloves has been used in a variety of health conditions including indigestion, generalized stress, parasitic infestations, cough, toothaches, headache, and blood impurities. In fact, the expert panel German Commission recently approved the use of its essential oil as a topical antiseptic and anaesthetic.

Clove oil stimulates the circulatory system, clearing the mind and reducing mental exhaustion and fatigue. It has also been used to aid insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.
Clove oil clears the respiratory passages, acting as an expectorant for treating many upper-respiratory conditions including colds, eye styes, bronchitis, sinus conditions, cough and asthma.

Now, take a look at our reference links…

  1. Clove Oil Benefits by Organic Facts
  2. Clove Essential Oil by livestrong.com
  3. Clove by Cathy Wong

Clove Oil – Piece Of Life

There are a number of minor problems which most of us are unable to deal with owing to our basic unawareness…Like the other day…I had this sudden outburst of pimples on my left cheek and I was rudderless…Applied numerous lotions and so-called pimple zapping creams but they did nothing but aggravated the condition and I was in tears…

So if only I knew that this condition could be best dealt with using Clove oil that too without much expense…Would I have ever resorted to those expensive and useless ‘skins care’ products!?

Skin care…Well, that is not all Clove oil does…

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.

Other benefits of clove oil include the following -

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

•Clove Cigarettes…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.

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

•Perfumes…Clove oil is also used in making perfumes.

Many people believe that clove oil is useful in preventing and treating cancer. However, the American Cancer Society clearly mentions that there is no scientific evidence on the curative properties of clove oil. It is also claimed by many that clove oil is useful in treating viral hepatitis.

One should be careful while using clove oil. Clove oil is strong in nature and hence should be diluted before application.

Clove oil blends well with many essential oils including basil essential oil, rosemary essential oil, rose oil, cinnamon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, lemon essential oil, nutmeg essential oil, peppermint essential oil, orange essential oil, lavender essential oil, geranium essential oil, etc.

Okay, now please go through our reference links…

  1. Clove Oil by Emergencies
  2. Essential Oils by organic Facts
  3. Cloves by care2.com