Updated: Aug 18
Clove has a documented history of over 4000 years of use in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as being commonly used by Ancient Greeks and Romans as a natural tooth pain remedy. Clove oil is derived from unopened flower buds found on a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. The unopened buds are called ‘cloves’ and are picked whole before being dried. They are then either left whole, ground into powder to create a spice, or distilled to produce clove essential oil as the final product. The main chemical component of Clove oil is Eugenol, which is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial properties. Eugenol is a major contributing factor when considering the following top ten benefits of Clove oil:
Indigestion - The Eugenol in Clove oil helps to increase the production of digestive enzymes. This leads to a faster and more effective digestion process which prevents indigestion, upset stomaches, and bloating caused by the build up of digestive gasses.
Infection - The chemical components of Clove have been shown to have powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. This means that it can and has been used to kill and/or prevent infections caused by various funguses, parasites, bacterias, and viruses.
Respiratory - Clove is frequently used to clear the nasal passage via aromatherapy and may help with respiratory infections due to it’s antibacterial properties.
Dental Care - Clove has been most commonly used throughout history to relieve tooth pain. The germicidal and anesthetic properties of clove have long been recognized for relieving pain caused by ulcers, sore gums, or toothaches.
Stress - The warm spicy fragrance produced by Clove oil has been recognized for relieving feelings of stress, exhaustion and fatigue when used in aromatherapy.
Acne - With potent antimicrobial properties, clove is effective at inhibiting the bacteria that causes acne. It must be properly diluted with a carrier oil such as Jojoba oil when used directly on the skin for this purpose.
Hair Care - A few drops of Clove oil diluted with Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil may help boost healthy hair growth by increasing blood circulation and stimulating hair follicles.
Insect Repellent - Clove is a potent defense against most bothersome insects. Traditionally it was added to bed sheets to keep bugs away, it is now used in many insect repelling products including candles, sprays and diffusers.
Blood Circulation - The Eugenol found in clove has been proven to help stimulate blood circulation, which helps oxygenate blood and organ systems, leading to increased metabolism.
Headaches - Thanks to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, Clove is used by many for headache relief. It is most effective when applied externally (properly diluted) and massaged into the temples or when inhaled through steam or the use of a diffuser.
You will find only the very best high quality Clove Essential Oil options here at New Age Herbal in Treasure Valley. We carry Pure Clove Essential Oil at our Caldwell storefront for your convenience. Stop by and talk to our highly trained staff to learn more about the various uses and benefits of our Premium Essential Oils!