Amazing Powers of Clove Essential Oil

It’s the end of the working week, you’re all good to start mooching at home and your tooth starts to hurt.  The pain is unbearable, you can’t eat, you can’t concentrate, it puts a huge damper on the weekend.  To top it all off there’s no dentist free till Tuesday a week away!  So how do you manage the pain?
Well a good secret of mine is to get some Clove Essential Oil.  It can temporarily mitigate the pain and make life more bearable.  You put 1-2 drops of the clove oil on a cotton ball or cotton bud and bite down for 5 minutes while the oil helps to numb the pain and kill any harmful bacteria.
If the taste is too strong then premix 1-2 Clove Oil drops into a little bit of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and place on the affected tooth.  The relief is amazing!
History of Cloves
The use of clove dates back to the Han dynasty (207B.C to 220 A.D.) where it was used to hide bad breath. It was required that those who approached the Chinese emperor hold a clove in their mouth for this purpose. Over the years, traditional Chinese medicine has used cloves to treat indigestion, diarrhea, hernias, ringworm and also athletes foot and other fungal infections.
Cloves arrived in Europe in the 4th century A.D.  They were considered a luxury and were used as a part of a mixture it was used to treat gout. Once cloves became readily available in Europe, they were used in a manner similar to traditional Chinese medicine.  Europeans used cloves to treat indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It also treated cough, infertility, warts, worms, wounds and toothaches.
The active component of cloves is eugenol oil.  This oil makes up 60-90% of each clove and has long been thought to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi.  This oil also acts as an antiseptic, anesthetic, digestive stimulant expectorant, aromatic, antispasmodic, astringent and accounts for its various uses.
Proven Uses of Cloves and Clove Oil
Instant air freshener: Make an atomizer in a spray bottle mixing clove oil with water.  Be sure to shake well before each use as oil and water do not stay mixed.  
Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal:  Effective aid for food poisoning, clove oil effectively kills many forms of bacterial infections. Clove is also effective in reducing fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
Anti-inflammatory: Clove oil clears the respiratory passages, acting as an expectorant for treating many upper-respiratory conditions including colds, eye sties, bronchitis, sinus conditions, cough and asthma.
Antiseptic:  Clove oil can be used to reduce infections, wounds, insect bites and stings.
Cardiovascular Health: The active essential oil in clove, eugenol, has been shown to act as a an effective platelet inhibitor, preventing blood clots.
Energy booster: When used for aromatherapy purposes, clove oil helps to stimulate the brain. The scent makes you more attentive and can even make you feel more energetic than you normally would.
Improve blood circulation. Clove bud oil is one of the ingredients used in Naturalus Cayenne Plus Cream. It is used to sooth muscle & joint aches and pains and it does so by increasing the blood flow in the affected area.
Infections: Due to its antiseptic properties, clove oil is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, etc. It can also be used for treating insect bites and stings.
Relieve headaches: Clove oil is useful for reducing the pain and discomfort associated with tension headaches. Apply a rag soaked in clove oils to the forehead or temples to get help open the blood vessels and rid yourself of the headache.
Skin:  An aid for skin disorders, such as acne.
Stress reliever:  Clove oil stimulates the circulatory system, clearing the mind and reducing mental exhaustion and fatigue. It is also used to aid insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.
Prevention from toxic exposure:  Some studies show that clove oil can prevent toxicity related to exposure to environmental pollution.