Clove Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Clove Oil can be used for:

  • Indigestion
  • Toothache

Natural Remedies using Clove Oil

Not long ago, an article was published disproving the generally accepted idea that all coumarin-containing plants are anticoagulants. Here is the backstory. In the early twentieth century, an investigation was initiated to determine why cows sometimes died of spontaneous bleeding after eating sweet clover (a plant containing relatively high amounts of coumarin). Scientists discovered that the metabolite of coumarin, dicoumarol, was created only when the plant was in contact with several different types of fungi—meaning that the blood-thinning action was created only when sweet clover and a mushroom or fungi of some sort come together. The article stated that sweet clover without this mushroom interaction does not produce the anticoagulant action.

Ground cloves blend particularly well with other warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. They may be used to flavor beverages such as wine and chocolate, and they are popular during the holiday season for breads and pastries.

Indigestion, Toothache

The Benefit of using Clove Oil as a natural cure

Following ingestion of cinnamon, contact dermatosis may flare up. Eugenol has been reported to be irritant and a weak tumor promoter. EO LD50 690 mg/kg der (CAN). Perhaps second only to some varieties of clove (up to 20% eugenol), cinnamon (to 3.8%) is a major source of eugenol.

Whole cloves are most often used to stud meats and fruits to add flavor during cooking. They pair particularly well with ham, apples and pears, lending a distinctive sweet taste.

Garlic has been used for expelling intestinal worms from ancient times by the Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Hindus and Babylonians. It is also used by modern biological practitioners for this purpose. Both fresh garlic and its oil are effective. An ancient method of its medication was to place a couple of cloves of fresh garlic in its shoe. As the person walks, it is crushed and the worm-killing garlic oil is absorbed by the skin and carried by blood into the intestines as it (1 of 2) [5/19/1999 9:36:41 PM]

Take fresh garlic. Adults: 1 chopped clove mixed in a spoonful of honey, 3 times a day. Children (6-16 years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see Chapter 6. Garlic is not suitable for children under 6 years old.