while there are many more reasons for using clove bud oil, here are our top 5:
1. good for your teeth
clove oil can help to fight dental pain, toothaches, sore gums and mouth ulcers very effectively. due to its strong aromatic properties, gargling with clove oil and warm water can help you fight bad breath. just add four drops of clove oil in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle at least twice a day for effective results.
2. stronger immunity
clove oil can work wonders in boosting your immunity. the oil acts as a scavenger against the free radicals that can cause various diseases. the dried flower bud of clove contains compounds that help in improving the immune system by increasing the white blood cell count.
3. helps fight infections
can be used to treat cuts, wounds, fungal infections, insect bites and even stings. however, direct application of clove oil may prove harmful. if the wound is too sore, it is advisable to dilute clove oil by adding almond or coconut oil.
4. helps fight sore throat, cough and cold
can come handy during times of sore throat, cough, cold and sinusitis. clove oil can not only clear the nasal passage and gives you respite from respiratory problems but it also has a cooling effect on nasal cavity and throat.
5. helps ease headaches
down with a chronic headache? head to the kitchen, mix four drops of clove oil with salt and apply it on your forehead for instant relief. the flavonoids in clove oil have anti-inflammatory agents, these anti-inflammatory properties will help ease the inflammation and also have a cooling effect. clove oil can be used to reduce as an excellent pain reliever for muscle pain and joints.
* please note
clove has anticoagulant properties that can be enhanced when combined with warfarin, asprin, etc. if you are on blood thinners you should talk with your health care provider before using clove.