Clove essential oil is invaluable to have on hand for good dental health and to treat any dental, gum pain and discomfort. Clove oil is best known for its pain relieving eugenol constituent used to treat toothaches, sore gums, mouth infections, and bad breath. Always use clove oil diluted in an edible carrier oil like olive oil, it is strong, and numbing. Caution is advised.
Put carrier oil like olive oil on a Q-tip with a drop of clove essential oil and put directly on affected mouth areas. Wet the Q-tip with water first so that the oil stays on the end.
Clove Oil Mouthwash Rinse: 100 ml of hydrogen peroxide food grade 3% (mixed with distilled water)
Add 1-2 drops of clove essential oil. Shake to mix. Take a swig and rinse and spit it out. Rinse with water afterwards.
Use other essential oils if desired.
Clove and cinnamon together quench each other and reduce the skin irritating qualitites of both.
This mouthwash rinse also whitens teeth naturally along with its germ fighting action.
Clove is an evergreen tree with clove being the buds of the almost open flowers. It is one of the five noble spices along with cinnamon, nutmeg, black peppercorns and ginger.
Clove is one of the ingredients in the Indian spice blend garam masala and masala chai, which is a tea beverage drink.
Clove comes from the Latin word ‘clavus’ meaning nail, because the dried clove buds look like little nails. Spices like clove were considered so valuable it launched wars and genocide in the Spice Islands in Indonesia.
|Latin Name||Sygyzium aromaticum|
|Country of Origin||Indonesia, Philippines, Madagascar, West indies|
|Extraction||steam distillation or CO2 extraction from the dried buds|
|Colour||pale yellow to clear|
|Aroma||spicy, pungent, rich, strong|
|Caution Contraindications||Use sparingly, hot stimulant. Skin irritant. Do not use during pregnancy or with children. Always use diluted.Not recommended for massage.|
|Primary Uses||Digestion:spasms, parasites, gastritis, spasmsImmune: stimulant, colds, flu, viral infections,
Skin: fungal infections, shingles, warts, localized treatment only
*****Toothaches, dental problems, gum infections, sore gums, bad breath/halitosis
|Properties||Local anaesthetic, analgesic, anticatarrhal, antiemetic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, astringent, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, warming carminative, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, digestive stimulant, male aphrodisiac, nervine relaxant, stomachic, vasodilator|
|Constituents||Esters:18-25% eugenyl acetateSesquiterpenes:4-8% caryophyllene