|Essential Oil of Cloves
Clove oil is made from the buds of the
flowers of a tree that grows in tropical to Equatorial regions:
Madgascar to Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It is an intense oil, most
commonly used to relieve dental pain and infection and to dissolve
the eggs deposited by intestinal worms. It is delicious but overwhelming
in both smell and taste. It is antiseptic, carminative, warming,
and very aromatic. It is often used as a flavoring in toothpaste,
mouthwashes, and exotic foods.
oil can be mixed into dental powders and toothpastes. My own
preferred use is to add a few drops of clove oil to an ounce
of a high quality cooking oil or coconut butter or, if available,
black cumin seed oil. Diluted like this, clove oil can be applied
directly to the gums or toothache. Another method is to fill
a few (not many because the oil can dissolve the capsules) "00" vegetarian
gelcaps and take one or two capsules a day to relieve flatulence
and noxious odors in the digestive system. Peristalsis is also
aided by this use. Ayurvedic practitioners simply put one drop
into a glass of water and sip the water slowly.
Bud, Madagascar, is most commonly
used for tooth aches but is very antimicrobial and antifungal. It
is an excellent respiratory and cardiovascular aid. There
is some research suggesting it normalizes thyroid function.
If diluted (1% essential oil), clove oil can be used on
the skin for acne, warts, scars, and parasites. It blends
well with basil and cinnamon as well as lavender.