Clove Bud – Eugenia Carophyllus


History tells us that the Chinese have used clove for more than 2,000 years as a fragrance and spice. Cloves were brought to the Han dynasty of China from Indonesia as early as 200 BC. Back then, people would hold cloves in their mouths to improve breath odor during audiences with their emperor.

Clove cultivation used to occur pretty much exclusively in Indonesia until late in the 1700s when the French smuggled cloves from the East Indies to the Indian Ocean islands and the New World. (2)

Clove oil was also one of the main essential oils that protected people from getting the bubonic plague in Europe. A group of robbers was caught by the the king and he asked them why they weren’t ill or dead from the plague exposure they said it was because they covered themselves with this protective blend of oils (“thieves oil”), which included clove.

The ancient Persians supposedly used clove oil as a love potion.

Meanwhile, Ayurvedic healers have long-used clove oil to treat digestive issues, fever and respiratory problems. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, clove is highly acclaimed for its antifungal and antibacterial abilities. (19) The list of clove oil uses throughout history really goes on and on, but I’ll stop there.

Today, clove oil continues to be used in numerous products for health, agricultural and cosmetic purposes. (Credit Dr. Axe –

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Clove essential oil is harvested from unopened dried flower buds of the Eugenia Caryophyllata tree. It is most commonly known for its use to reduce pain relating to dental problems. It is also a commonly used household spice.

As an antimicrobial, to help kill bacteria
As a pain reliever for conditions such as toothache and muscle pain
For digestive upset
To relieve respiratory conditions like cough and asthma

Apply to the tongue to discourage the desire to smoke

Apply to the back of the tongue to rid yourself of tickling cough

Apply to the gums surrounding an infected tooth

Combine with sweet orange to make a wonderful fragrance oil

As you can see so far, there are so many clove oil uses! Adding some cloves or clove oil to your health regimen is a great way to naturally boost your antioxidant levels.

If you want to harness the health benefits of clove essential oil, consider diffusing it in your home to clean the air. Diffusing it is an especially helpful method of using clove oil for improving immune health and blood pressure.

Have a a toothache? Put a few drops of clove oil on a cotton swab and apply the oil directly to the gums around the painful tooth. If you find the clove oil to be too strong, you can dilute it with coconut oil or olive oil. If you don’t have any clove oil on hand, a whole clove can work well, too, by putting it in your mouth near the problem area and letting it remain there until you feel some relief.

Clove oil makes a great addition to homemade personal care products like deodorant and and toothpaste. It’s also a potent antibacterial ingredient to add to homemade cleaners.

If you’re exposed to people with a cold or flu, you can mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your neck and chest for natural antioxidant protection. For high blood pressure, you can also dilute it with coconut oil and apply it to your wrists. (Credit Dr. Axe –

Due to its strength, clove oil should be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil or other gentle oils for most topical applications and only used for short periods of up to two weeks internally.

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