Clove oil is an essential oil that can be used as an alternative treatment. Many substances contained in clove oil is antibiotic, anti - viral, anti - fungal and has efficacy as an antiseptic. In addition it was also found that about 60-90 percent eugenol in clove oil.
Another content of artifacts in it is a substance manganese, omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, fiber, iron, potassium and calcium. Vitamins required by the body are also present in it, especially vitamin C and vitamin K.
Based study found that clove oil can reduce inflammation in the body, boost the immune system naturally, improving blood circulation, increase metabolism and help cope with stress and depression.
Some of the ways that the use of clove oil health benefits (as quoted from eHow), namely :
- Clove oil is beneficial to improve respiratory conditions. for people suffering from colds, nasal congestion, viral infections, asthma, tuberculosis or bronchitis can use clove oil. Drink mix 10-15 drops of clove oil in a glass of boiled water. It is also effective to treat symptoms of sore throat.
- Clove oil can cure toothache. Substances eugenol contained in clove oil can be pain killers as well as bacteria and fungus naturally. Apply a drop of clove oil and olive oil to a cotton ball, then put on the cavities or tooth pain. This technique can also reduce inflammation.
- Clove oil to reduce muscle and joint pain. In the calcium contained in clove oil, omega 3 oils and iron all of which can contribute to strengthen the joints and bones in the body.
- Clove oil to treat skin conditions. Clove oil can be used naturally to heal the skin, treating insect bites and reduce the chance of infection.
As quoted from AOLHealth, although clove oil is a natural remedy, but you should still pay attention to how to use them. Since not many studies that show the effectiveness of clove oil in humans.
For people who have a high sensitivity (hypersensitivity), you should be careful in its use to avoid allergic reactions. In addition, for those who are taking anticoagulant medications (blood thinners) or antiplatelet drugs should reconsider to use and consult your physician first.