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Clove oil is used to treat a variety of ailments and problems. Due to its antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and stimulating properties, clove oil can be considered to be quite the miracle potion. Whether you have a toothache, cough, dental trouble, headache or even some stomach problems, clove oil could be your magical solution. Many dental care products use clove oil due to its anti inflammatory, cleansing and pain relieving properties.

The clove bud has been used in various cultures for centuries for its medicinal and healing properties. It is also used in food preparations as it imparts a unique taste. Clove contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and hydrochloric acids which boost overall health. It offers plenty of benefits, some of which you can read below.

  1. Dental Health

Clove oil contains germicidal properties which help treat dental infections and also relieves tooth ache, soreness in the gums, ulcers and other kinds of dental pain. Adding a few drops of clove oil to warm water and gargling with it can help relieve irritation, pain and can even get rid of a sore throat. It also has a strong smell which can mask bad breathe and help treat halitosis. In Ayurveda, clove oil is also used to treat dental cavities. Soaking a cotton ball in clove oil and placing it on the tooth with the cavity overnight for a couple of days can help treat the infection. However since clove oil is fairly strong, it should not be used directly as it can cause burns on the inside of the mouth. Clove oil can also be used as a soothing agent for babies who are teething however this has to be in extremely diluted form. It has antiseptic properties which keeps infections away while the oil soothes the gums and reduces discomfort.

  1. Stress Relief

Clove oil has aphrodisiac properties and works on the central nervous system. This helps to relax the system and fight stress and while the mind is stimulated thus removing mental exhaustion and the feeling of tiredness. It needs to be consumed in diluted form which and it can help to stimulate brain function. It also induces the feeling of sleep and works as a treatment for insomnia. Other problems such as depression, anxiety and loss of memory can also be treated with clove oil.

  1. Personal Care

If you suffer from acne, make sure that clove oil is a part of your dresser. Take a few drops of clove oil on a dry rag and then use it for application. It also prevents signs of early ageing such as sagging, wrinkles, smoothening of under eye region and boosts blood flow which returns the radiance and youthful quality to the skin.

  1. Headache

In case of a headache due to a migraine or sinus, try making a mix of clove oil and salt and applying it around the forehead and at the temples. It has anti-inflammatory properties which ease the tension built up and alleviates the aching sensation. The flavanoids in clove oil seep into the system when applied to joints and overworked muscles thus acting like a pain reliever. It is useful to treat swelling in case of a sports injury etc.

  1. Sty Treatment

Cloves and clove oil both are very effective in treating a sty i.e. a mass that develops near the eye. It is an inflammation caused at the eyelash due to accumulation of dirt in the eyelash follicle and can hamper the proper functioning of the eye unless surgically removed. Use of clove oil can treat the problem of a reoccurring sty or to prevent one. It has antibacterial properties which can treat the infection.  

  1. Indigestion

Many problems of the stomach are caused due to the improper functioning of the digestive system. Clove oil has proved effective in treating problems such as hiccups, indigestion, flatulence and queasiness. It is commonly used in Indian cuisine primarily due to this purpose.

While clove oil is an excellent option for home remedies, it is best to consult it with your doctor before consuming it directly or administering it to anyone else. But remember to keep clove oil handy, you never know when you might need it.


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