Clove – Wonderful Nature’s Magic

Clove is a spice and the oil obtained from it is of the best of benefits and no bland oil can easily compete with it. The oil of Clove is warm and calming and healing and because of these properties only, the oil has a world-wide acceptance.

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 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.

The health benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its properties, namely –

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Stimulating

The oil is used for treating a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress and blood impurities.

Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and vitamin C. The health benefits of clove oil include the following -

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 and 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.

Okay, now check out our reference links.

  1. Clove Oil by buzzle.com
  2. Cloves by Miracle
  3. Clove Oil by Livestrong

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