Cloves come from the unopened buds of the evergreen clove tree, Syzygium aromaticum. A staple spice in Indian kitchens and Indian¬†cooking, cloves are also popularly used in baking, for their warm and spicy flavour (think gingerbread cookies). While cloves may not be well known for their medicinal properties, they have surprising health benefits that make them useful in various ailments. Clove oil is distilled from the dried cloves and has considerable analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Using clove oil for teeth is very effective. Its analgesic properties make it a wonderful pain reliever for a toothache. Clove oil is also known to prevent decalcification of teeth. Many herbal kinds of toothpaste today, therefore, include clove oil. It can also be used to treat mouth ulcers. Other clove oil benefits include treating fungal infections such as Candidiasis. It¬†is also helpful in treating cuts and wounds and prevent us from acne. For more clove oil benefits, see the infographic below. Since clove oil is highly concentrated in its pure form, dilute it before using. Refer to this dilution guide for essential oils or to recipes of using clove oil from reputed sources.
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