Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
The high amounts of eugenol, a compound with both anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, can support your body deal with infections and inflammation. Cloves also contain kaempferol and rhamnetin, flavonoids that share the same properties as eugenol.
Aids in supporting colds.
As an expectorant, cloves can help reduce inflammation and expel mucus. They may help in reducing coughing fits by soothing the throat.
Supports immune system function.
Cloves contain high amounts of antioxidants, which aid the immune system in fighting off oxidative damage and free radicals. Eugenol also has the ability to help ease infections and fight disease-causing bacteria in the body.
Treats oral diseases.
Aside from freshening your breath, cloves can help treat oral conditions. The antibacterial property of cloves helps minimize the spread of bacteria inside the mouth.
Cloves promote the production of gastric acids, which help in better digestion of food. They can minimize indigestion and dyspepsia, as well as reduce gas pressure in the stomach, lessening discomfort
Uses for Cloves if using therapeutic grade oils ONLY
Add one drop to toothpaste to clean teeth and gums.
Place one drop in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect.
Take in veggie capsules to support cardiovascular health
Other Ways to use Cloves
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: (only if your 100% certain of the manufacturer as not all oils are for internal use)
Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Dilute one to two drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area
Contraindications of using Clove Oil
Keep in mind that the oil of cloves should be used moderately. Because of the high content of eugenol, excessive use may cause nausea, vomiting and blood clotting problems. Other contraindications for this essential oil include the following:
Do not use this oil before going out into direct sunlight, as it can lead to severe burns and other skin problems.
Aspirin or anticoagulant medications.
Clove bud oil can slow down platelet activity, which can interfere with these medications and cause adverse effects.
Topically applying clove bud oil on damaged skin may cause severe allergic reactions and can further damage the skin.
To make sure that you’re using this oil correctly and you have the right dose, consult a health practitioner first. This is so you don’t unknowingly harm yourself in your pursuit of improving your health.