Cloves Essential Oil
Cloves natural oil obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant and coconcentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds.
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- Eugenyl acetate
- Infections: Due to its antiseptic properties, clove oil is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, and other types of injuries. It can also be used for treating insect bites and stings. Clove oil is very strong in nature and should always be used in diluted form, and furthermore, it should not be used by people with unusually sensitive skin.
- 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.
- Skin care: Clove oil is often recommended for skin care, especially for acne patients. The effects are best achieved when the oil is used in liquid form and spread on a clean, dry rag.
- Immune system: Both clove and clove oil are useful for boosting the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increases resistance to a multitude of diseases.
- Stress: Clove oil is aphrodisiac in nature and therefore serves as an excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue.
- Headache: Clove oil, when mixed with salt and applied on the forehead, gives a cooling effect and helps in getting relief from headaches.
- Respiratory problems: Clove oil has a cooling and anti inflammatory effect, and is frequently used to clear the nasal passage.
- Sty: Clove and clove oil are very effective home remedies for treating sty. Sty is an inflammation on the eyelash and can be a very irritating and painful condition.
- Ear ache: A mixture of warm clove oil and sesame oil is a good remedy for earaches.
- Indigestion: Clove oil has traditionally been effective for the treatment of stomach-related problems such as hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness, and flatulence.
- Nausea: Clove oil is helpful in reducing nausea and vomiting and is often used for pregnancy-related morning sickness and discomfort.
- Blood circulation: Clove oil increases your body’s metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing body temperature.
- Diabetes: Along with blood purification, clove oil helps control the level of blood sugar, making it very useful to patients suffering from diabetes.
- Insect Repellent: Clove oil is commonly used as a component in bug repellent and insect-repelling candles because the vapor is very potent for the olfactory senses of many insects.
- Mix 2 drops with a carrier oil and massage onto your abdomen to relieve digestive discomfort. You may also add 3 to 5 drops in lukewarm bath water to help address bowel issues.
- Use 2 drops of clove bud oil in steam inhalation to relieve mucous and loosen phlegm. You may also add 2 drops to your decongesting ointment or gel, and rub onto your chest, back, and throat.
- Add 2 drops of clove oil to your skin care products or 1 milliliter of jojoba oil. This can help hasten the healing of wounds, cuts, bruises, and even athlete's foot.
- Massage 3 drops of clove oil with 2 milliliters of carrier oil to experience the oil's painkilling action.
- Add one drop of diluted clove oil onto a small cotton ball to relieve tooth or gum pain. Press the cotton ball onto the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes. You may also add 2 drops of clove bud oil to a cup of warm water and use this as a gargle.
- 2 drops of clove bud plant oil used in a diffuser or vaporizer can ward insects away. Blending 2 to 3 drops to your skin care product can also produce an insect repellent.
- One precaution should be careful while using clove oil, because it is very strong even in small quantities and must be diluted before application or ingestion. Since eugenol (a main part of clove essential oil) is not very common, some people discover violent allergies when taking too much at once. Use small amounts of any essential oil if you have never used it before.
- Furthermore, preliminary risks of clove oil include some intestinal discomfort, which is most common in children, and in the most serious cases, has even been connected to kidney and liver failure. Finally, clove oil can cause blood sugar to drop, so diabetics should be cautious, and pregnant women and those who are nursing should not use clove oil, as it is not clear whether this strong compound passes to the infant in the breast milk. As with any change to diet or nutritional supplement.