Clove Oil

Syzgium Aromaticum

Clove Oil has a fresh, sweet, slightly fruity smell that works great as a fragrance in cosmetics, soaps, and household products as well as flavoring in foods and drinks.

It has long been used as a pain killer in dental applications and has proven itself for it's antibacterial, antioxidant, antimicrobial, healing and immune balancing properties.



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What is Clove Oil?

Lets start with some basic information; a brief description of where the oil comes from, what it contains and how it is obtained. The following information is provided by Bill Fifield in his book "Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy".

This is a book that I highly recommend by the way.

About Clove Oil

Family:  Myrtaceae
Origins:  Native to Indonesia but cultivated worldwide especially in the Philippines and Madagascar.
Other Names:  Clove bud
Description:  Slender evergreen with smooth grey trunk. Each rainy season long buds appear that become pink crowns at the tip. As they fade to deep red, they are taken from the tree and dried to become clove buds. 
Extraction:  Water distillation
Botanical Part Used: Clove bud

Principal Constituents:  Eugenol (60 - 90%) eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene and other constituents.

Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
by Bill Fifield  (forward by Dr. Daniel Penoel)

Methods of Application

Caution:

  • Possible skin sensitivity
  • Consult your physician before using if pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition
  • Avoid your eyes, mucous membranes and sensitive skin
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Aromatically - Can be inhaled or diffused into the air
  • Topical - Can be applied to the skin (may require dilution with a carrier oil)
  • Internal - Can be taken internally in foods or beverages
  • Dilute - Requires dilution with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil

Suggested Uses

Anti Aging

Clove Essential Oil is one of the most potent antioxidants of all essential oils and should be taken with care.

As we age free radicals become more and more damaging to our cells leading to aging, arthritis, cancer and heart disease etc. 

You have probably heard that the best defense against these free radicals comes in the form of “antioxidants” which can be found in foods such as red/purple berries, dark green vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains and ….. some essential oils. 

Clove is a very powerful antioxidant and can be used internally but needs to be diluted 25:75 with a carrier oil and taken in a gelatin capsule with food.

Clove can also be diffused in your home and has been known to stimulate the senses and improve memory.

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Candida

Clove Oil's principal constituent,  Eugenol (60 - 90%), is known to have especially powerful effects for combating candida.

Just like Cinnamon Oil (above), Clove Oil regulates blood sugar, preventing the spikes that can lead to Candida overgrowth and is able to inhibit its formation.

Research has determined that Clove Oil is effective in treating over 15 different forms of fungi including candida albicans.

It is also known to lessen the pain caused by enraged candida rashes.

Because Clove is one of the oils listed as "hot" oils, topical application should be treated with caution. Always dilute at a 50:50 strength with a carrier oil such as coconut or Jojoba oils. 

Add 2 drops to your drinking water or consume with a carrier oil in a Gel Capsule daily for 10 days. 

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Circulation

For a warming action that helps with:

  • arthritis
  • circulation
  • sore muscles and joints
  • rheumatism
  • sprains

Mix Clove Oil with a carrier oil in a 25:75 blend and massage the area as needed.

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Cold and Flu

Use a cotton ball to swab some Clove Oil in a 25:75 blend with carrier oil, around your mouth to alleviate congestion.

This same blend can be used as a foot massage or over your lungs to build up immunity to colds, flu, and minor infections.

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Cough

Put a drop of Clove Essential Oil on a spoon and place it at the back of your tongue to ease a tickling cough.

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Digestive System

Add a trace of Clove Oil to your favorite herbal tea to stimulate your digestive system.

For a stronger action in cases of painful digestion, combine Clove in a 25:75 blend with carrier oil and consume in a gelatin capsule.

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Healing

Blend Clove Oil with a carrier oil (25:75) and apply it topically to:

  • help with bruises, cuts and infections
  • disinfect the injured area

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Hemorrhoids

Clove Oil is great for healing hemorrhoids.

  • It has a warming action that helps to improve circulation.
  • It contains Eugenol, which is known to relieve inflammation and can significantly reduce the painful pressure you may experience at the bottom of your rectum.

Add 3 - 5 drops of oil per ounce of a lotion or cream and apply directly on external hemorrhoids.

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Inflammation

For a warming action that helps with:

  • arthritis
  • circulation
  • sore muscles and joints
  • rheumatism
  • sprains

Mix with a carrier oil in a 25:75 blend and massage the area as needed.

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Mouth

To help ease a toothache or sore gums, apply a little Clove Essential Oil diluted with a carrier oil to the gum of the tooth.

note: Clove might not be the best idea for a baby's teething. 

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Nausea and Vomiting

Diffuse or inhale Clove to reduce nausea and vomiting.

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Pain Management

Clove oil induces anaesthesia and blunts muscle contraction power.  Pubmed.gov

For a warming action that helps with:

  • arthritis
  • circulation
  • sore muscles and joints
  • rheumatism
  • sprains

Mix Clove Oil with a carrier oil in a 25:75 blend and massage the area as needed.

Parasites

Clove Oil has vermifugal properties which enables it to eliminate parasites. (including intestinal worms) 

Take 2 drops with a carrier oil internally in a gelatin capsule.

Try this oil by itself and if it doesn't work as well as you want, I suggest you combine 1 drop of each of the following oils with an equal amount of carrier oil in a gelatin capsule and consume once a day till you are satisfied (no more than 10 days):

I have heard that this treatment works very well for all kinds of internal parasites.

After trying this remedy I would appreciate if you would contact me to let me know how well it worked for you. Thanks.

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Respiratory System

Clove Essential Oil (less than 20%) can be blended with other milder oils and diffused to treat congestion and open respiratory passages enabling you to breathe easier.

Dilute the oil with a carrier oil and massage on your chest and sinuses to open breathing passages.

Add a couple drops to a glass of warm water or herbal tea and consume daily.

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Shingles

Clove Oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, all of which play a significant part in treating a shingle outbreak.

As it is one of the hot oils, you should always dilute it with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut prior to applying it to your blisters.

It can also be very effective when 10-15 drops are added to a cup of Epsom Salts in a warm relaxing bath. As an added bonus, Epsom Salts are high in magnesium and sulfate which will assist in your shingles treatment.

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Snoring

Clove Oil has the ability to break up or loosen phlegm in your chest and throat making it effective as a stop snoring remedy.

Clove Essential Oil can be blended (less than 20%) with other milder oils and diffused to treat congestion and open respiratory passages enabling you to breathe easier.

Dilute the oil with a carrier oil and massage on your chest and sinuses to open breathing passages.

Add a couple drops to a glass of warm water or herbal tea and consume daily.

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Combine With Other Oils

Blends well with: 

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