Clove

 

CLOVE
eugenia caryophyllata

Clove has a sweet, spicy and very fragrant. Due to its high antioxidant score, ranked #1 among herbs and spices, Clove has an abundance of therapeutic properties. The Romans and Ancient Greeks used it for toothaches and as a breath freshener. It was also used as an antiseptic to slow the spread of contagious diseases. Currently, it is used for oral health (ex. gum and mouth sores), fighting yeast infections in the mouth and helping with pain and discomfort of a variety of dental issues. With its antioxidants, it helps slow aging and can help with free radical damage prevention. It can be used for acne, cold and flu presentation, indigestion and help soothe bloating. It boosts energy, builds self-confidence and self-assurance, eases feelings of depression, stress and tension.

Blends well with basil, cinnamon, clary sage, ginger and lavender.

Uses:

Bloating, Indigestion:  Use 5-6 drops to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to abdomen.

Depression/Stress relief:  Diffuse or dilute using a mix of 3-4 drops with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to wrists and/or back of the neck.

Oral health:  Mix 1-2 drops with equal parts of coconut oil and apply to the bothersome area.

Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic
Antifungal
Antineuralgic
Antioxidant
Antiseptic
Antispasmodic
Antiviral
Carminative
Insecticidal

Safety:

Do not use on children. Do not use if you have renal disease. Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical issues.

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