- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Clove: Your Personal Doctor
My Guinea Pig
When I first heard of Clove oil it was when I was searching for the ingredients for a Thieves oil blend. Which I then ordered and will be making shortly. After acquiring Clove bud oil and researching is other health benefits I soon got to use it on my guinea pig, my sister-inlaw. She had a terrible toothache one day that was irritating her to no end. Soon after her telling me about it, I forgot, then remembered again and told her to use Clove oil, just rub a drop on the gum on the side of her sore tooth, between the gum and her cheek. About 2 minutes later, after an extremely funny face because of the taste she happily said "my tooth doesn't hurt any more." I occasionally asked her throughout the day how it felt, always getting a no answer. Until finally about 6 hours later she said that she could start to feel it again, but barely. She had always used Orajel before, or had taken Tylenol for the pain. Always waiting for it to take affect, or enjoying the short term effect it had. But with this experiment I would have to say that this was definitely the much better option and I bet she would say the same thing.
Clove oil has many attributes, including antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. Clove is used in treating many different ailments like toothache (like I told you above), stress, asthma, headaches, indigestion, blood circulation, nausea and more.
Clove oil is believed by many people to be useful in preventing and treating cancer, although the American Cancer Society clearly states that there is no scientific evidence on the curative properties of clove oil. Of course they would say that..why would they even admit something like that? They would lose millions of dollars that they are making off of the sick. We don't want the government to lose money for the sake of our health.. do we?!! Oh by the way Clove oil is also claimed to be useful in treating viral hepatitis as well.
Although it shouldn't be used on sensitive skin, or undiluted. Because of Clove's antiseptic properties it is great for cuts and scrapes, fungal infections, bruises, scabies and more. It is also great when used as skin care, especially on people with acne.
With Clove oil being an aphrodisiac it acts as a great stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and helps remove mental exhaustion and fatigue. You can take it internally, in proper amounts and it will help refresh your mind. It will also induce sleep and help people struggling with insomnia. It can also help treat people dealing with mental problems like memory loss, depression and anxiety. You can also use it in combination with salt and rubbed on your forehead to help relieve a headache.
For those of you with blood issues and diabetes, clove oil will help purify your blood, increase your bodies metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing your body temperature. It will also regulate your blood sugar levels. Another thing to note is because of Clove's antiviral and blood purifying properties it will help in boosting your immune system.
With Clove oils cooling and inflammatory affect it can help with many respiratory issues like colds, asthma, sinusitis, tuberculosis, bronchitis and colds. Also you can chew a clove bud to help with a sore throat and it is believed that clove oil is used to treat Cholera. Warm clove oil will also help aid earaches when combined with sesame oil. It can also help with many indigestion issues such as hiccups, motion sickness, flatulence and nausea.
Lastly, but not least, this wonderful oil can be used in the treatment of a Sty. Which is an inflammation on the eyelash. I can only imagine how irritating a Sty would be.
In closing, the more and more research I do on the great oil, it only makes me realize how many truly amazing oils there are in this world. It is sad how many people really don't know or don't care to try these oils rather then getting a medical prescription. But I can only hope that someday we will all be more in touch with the earth and benefit from it rather then destroy it.