Experience, Clove Oil for Pain-Killing, Antiseptic Purposes and Antiparasitic.
Clove oil is a powerful therapeutic-grade essential oil long known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Clove Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil is the highest – scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. It is also stimulating and revitalizing and is great for dietary, topical or aromatic use.
Whole cloves are of course an important cooking spice, and clove oil can be used to prevent food poisoning, as it is able to kill some food-borne bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus.
Taken internally, therapeutic-grade essential clove oil is helpful for treating the gas discomfort that often comes with peptic ulcers. This effect has to do with the numbing of pain rather than the actual reduction of gas.
Clove oil is also good for numbing the pain of a toothache and can be used in place of conventional numbing agents before dental work. The chief component of clove oil is eugenol, and it has been shown to be as effective as the commonly used benzocaine in numbing the gums.
Using clove oil topically spreads warmth and numbs pain. It can be irritating to the skin, so it is a good idea to dilute your therapeutic-grade essential oil with a vegetable oil such as olive oil if you find that you are sensitive to the oil on your skin.
Germany’s Commission E has approved the use of clove oil as a topical antiseptic and anesthetic. It’s great to keep on hand for cleaning and numbing small cuts and scrapes and eliminating the pain of toothaches.
Clove oil is also a powerful antioxidant and has immune system enhancing properties. This therapeutic-grade essential oil has tested the highest of any ingredient when it comes to its antioxidant capacity.
The best clove oil comes from the flower buds of the clove shrub, which is an evergreen native to Indonesia. Some companies make clove oil out of the leaves and stems of the clove plant, which does not make as high quality a product.
Clove oil should not be given to infants or children younger than six because of the possibility of stomach upset. When taken internally, it should be diluted, with one drop of therapeutic-grade essential oil added to four ounces of vegetable oil before adding it to a capsule. The same dilution should be used when applying clove oil to the skin.
Women who are pregnant should consult with a doctor before using clove oil. For others, clove oil is classified as a “hot oil”, particularly in its undiluted form. People with kidney or liver problems, or who have bleeding disorders or take blood thinners, should not use clove oil.
Clove oil is an incredibly useful therapeutic-grade essential oil that is great for stimulating the immune system, easing pain and inflammation and numbing the mouth, meaning you’ll find even more uses for clove outside of the kitchen than you do inside.
Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils. Also avoid contact with your eyes.