An antiseptic and stimulating oil useful in mouthwash and gargle. Comforting rubbed onto gums, traditionally used to relieve toothache. Could be an effective mosquito repellent.
|County of Origin||Madagascar|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-viral, carminative, digestive stimulant, disinfectant, energizing, insect repellent, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge|
|Approx. Shelf Life||4 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Basil, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rose|
History: Used as spice for hundreds of years. In ancient Persia, clove was used in love potions. In Chinese medicine, it is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and used for diarrhea, hernias, bad breath, bronchitis, skin infections and to ease the pain of childbirth. The word 'clove' comes from the Latin wordclavus, meaning 'nail', because the shaft and head of the clove bud resembled an ancient nail. Cloves were among the most precious of spices of Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. They continue to be used in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, western herbalism, and in dentistry.
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, it has a spicy floral scent resembling the smell of carnation with a light smoky odor.
Indications: Used for acne, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, cuts, insect repellent, toothache, skin ulcers, wounds, arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, colic, dyspepsia, nausea, colds, flu and minor infections. Used to heat, improve digestion, relieve flatulence, open sinus and breathing passages, uplift moods, revive, strengthen sexual system, stimulate the mind, improve mental clarity, reduce pain by numbing the area, disinfect, repel insects.
Mode of Administration: Bath (with proper fixed oil), cotton swab for tooth ache and sore throat, compress, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, lotion, massage, mist spray.
Safety: Toxic. Skin sensitizer.always use with a carrier.