CLOVE (Eugenia Caryophyllata)
Steam distilled from the buds, clove bud has fresh, fruity top notes and deep, sweet, spicy undertones.
Clove is one of the oldest essential oils mentioned in recorded medical history around the world.
Early medical records records show use of clove oil to soak feet, to rub on arthritic joints, to soothe stomach distress, and to deter insects that carried diseases.
Clove has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti-aging, antiseptic and antioxidant properties.
Historically, clove has proven effective in healing a variety of ailments, from digestive issues to bad breath, it can also help improve mental clarity and memory.
Clove oil has a very high rating on ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) Scale. The higher the ORAC score, the more capable that particular food or oil is in destroying free radicals. Clove oil has ORAC of 10,786,875; while cinnamon bark has a score of 103, sandalwood a score of 1,655 and rosemary a score of 3,309.
An ounce of clove bud oil has the antioxidants capacity of 450 lbs of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries, or 48 gallons of beet juice.
Some tips in using Clove oil:
Apply couple drops in a cotton swab and rub over the aching tooth. Depending on severity of the ache, you can apply few more drops of clove to a cotton ball and leave cotton ball over aching tooth, for analgesic, anesthetic effect.
For immunity boost, you can diffuse clove, cinnamon and orange together (or onguard, which has the 3 above mentioned oils)