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 –
- 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.
Okay, have a look at our references now…