I did buy a bottle but like a lot of my plans, follow-thru didn't happen. I have all my oils out again and hope to begin using some regularly. Clove Oil is one of the lesser expensive oils. I believe this may be one of the reasons it is never recommended through some of the distributors and practioners. It takes care of about everything so who needs Helichrysum!!???////
The following information from Backdoor Survival shows the many benefits of this inexpensive oil:
Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal: Effective aid for food poisoning, clove oil effectively kills many forms of bacterial infections. Clove is also effective in reducing fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
Anti-inflammatory: Clove oil clears the respiratory passages, acting as an expectorant for treating many upper-respiratory conditions including colds, eye sties, bronchitis, sinus conditions, cough and asthma.
Antiseptic: Clove oil can be used to reduce infections, wounds, insect bites and stings.
Cancer Prevention: Preliminary studies suggest that clove oil may play a chemo preventative role, particularly in cases of lung, skin and digestive cancers. The American Cancer Society states that more carefully controlled research is needed to determine the role of Chinese herbal medicine, including cloves, in cancer treatment and prevention.
Cardiovascular Health: The active essential oil in clove, eugenol, has been shown to act as a an effective platelet inhibitor, preventing blood clots.
Energy booster: When used for aromatherapy purposes, clove oil helps to stimulate the brain. The scent makes you more attentive and can even make you feel more energetic than you normally would.
Improve blood circulation. Clove bud oil is one of the ingredients used in Tiger Balm , which is an herbal formulation that dates back to the times of the Chinese emperors. It is used to sooth muscle aches and pains and is though to do so by increasing the blood flow in the affected area.
Indigestion: Clove oil offers a powerful action against gas and bloating. It reduces gas pressure in the stomach, aiding in the proper elimination of food and toxins. It also relieves the discomfort of peptic ulcers. Effective for stomach related conditions including nausea, hiccups, motion sickness and vomiting.
Infections: Due to its antiseptic properties, clove oil is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, etc. It can also be used for treating insect bites and stings.
Powerful germicidal properties: Gargling with clove oil can aids in sore throat conditions and bad breath.
Premature Ejaculation: Some research has shown that clove may be useful as a aid for premature ejaculation.
Relieve flatulence: A tea made of cloves can relieve the foof’s. Try steeping 5 cloves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink it when it cools and repeat two of three times daily.
Relieve headaches: Clove oil is useful for reducing the pain and discomfort associated with tension headaches. Apply a rag soaked in clove oils to the forehead or temples to get help open the blood vessels and rid yourself of the headache.
Skin: An aid for skin disorders, such as acne.
Stress reliever: Clove oil stimulates the circulatory system, clearing the mind and reducing mental exhaustion and fatigue. It is also used to aid insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.
Prevention from toxic exposure: Some studies show that clove oil can prevent toxicity related to exposure to environmental pollution.
Make Your Own Clove Oil
Clove oil is easy to make at home.
Take 1/8 cup whole clove and cover with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Let sit overnight or for as long as 24 hours then strain and you are all set.
The Final Word
Remember that clove oil is very strong in nature and hence should be used in diluted form. Further, it should not be used on sensitive skin. That said, cloves and clove oil are inexpensive and useful for a variety of purposes and ailments. And for a tooth ache? Well in my view it sure beats strong pain relievers that require a prescription.