Clove oil from cloves are found in nature as the pink flower buds of the evergreen tree.
They are hand-picked, and the buds are left to dry until they turn brown, and after grinding them, the powder is used in cooking or made into an essential oil for various purposes.
Unlike the majority of other spices, cloves can be grown throughout the year.
Cloves are rich in manganese, and other beneficial ingredients that include magnesium, potassium, and calcium – which are all used for treating and preventing anemia, osteoporosis, and PMS.
It is a spice that is used in small quantities to flavor food. But it does more than just make food more appetizing, it offers numerous health benefits.
Below are some of the benefits of clove oil:
1. Treats infection
Clove oil packs antiseptic properties, which make it useful for treating cuts, wounds, athlete’s foot, scabies, bruises, infections, prickly heat, and other forms of injuries. It can also be used for treating insect stings and bites. Since clove oil is very potent in nature, it should only be in small amounts or in diluted form, especially by people with skin sensitivities.
2. Treats toothache
Dental care is one of the most widespread uses of clove oil. The germicidal qualities of the oil make it a very effective option for relieving toothache, dental pain, mouth ulcers and sore gums. The oil contains eugenol, which has been used in dentistry for years and years. Simply gargling with water mixed clove oil can help eliminate bad breath, and also help fight cavities.
3. Fights throat and mouth inflammation
Mouth ulcers are pretty common on the cheeks and lips and can be very painful. So is gum inflammation, which causes bacterial formation, resulting in soreness and bleeding. However, the anesthetic effect of clove oil can offer relief from pain.
4. Boost immune system
Both clove oil and cloves work great for boosting the immune system. Their antiviral qualities and the capability to clean the blood increases the body’s resistance to a number of diseases, the antioxidants present in clove oil rid the body of dangerous free radicals, which are responsible for causing a number of diseases, such as heart issues and sure cancer types.
5. Minimize stress
Clove essential oil is an aphrodisiac in nature and thus acts a great stress reliever. Its stimulating effects on the mind helps get rid of fatigue and mental exhaustion. When consumed in the right quantities, it refreshes the mind and optimizes its function. Furthermore, it induces sleep and is helpful for insomniacs.
6. Treats respiratory issues
Clove oil has an anti-inflammatory and cooling effect and is often used to clear the nasal passageway. This expectorant is a helpful treatment for different respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, asthma, tuberculosis, and sinusitis.
7. Alleviates the effects of vomiting and nausea
Pregnant women experiencing morning sickness can keep a packet of dried clove buds around them to relieve the symptoms of vomiting and nausea. Rubbing a little clove oil on pillows or in a diffuser can be just as effective.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé