Clove buds first gained popularity for the antibacterial properties in the 16th century, when the herb became available in Europe. The health benefits of Cloves can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. Cloves are useful against fungi and bacteria, thus supporting its traditional use as a treatment for fungal skin infections such as tinea versicolor and athlete's foot, diarrhea, food poisoning and other infectious conditions. Clove bud extract contains eugenol with anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities and it appears to offer some relief for the pain and swelling associated with Bell's palsy. Clove has also been applied to wounds and cuts to prevent infection and is often recommended for skin care, especially for acne. It has been used as an old-time pain reliever, digestive aid, and warming stimulant and for a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, sinusitis, asthma, hernia, nausea, vomiting, headache, stress and blood impurities, it has even been used as an aphrodisiac. Along with purifying the blood it also helps in controlling blood sugar levels and hence is useful to diabetics. Clove bud tincture may induce sleep and, therefore, be helpful for insomnia patients and for treating mental problems such as loss of memory, depression, and anxiety.
Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Clove is effective in boosting the immune system. New studies show that Clove bud has the potential to prevent cancerous growths. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify the blood increases resistance to diseases. The positive effects of Clove bud extract will more than likely continue to register high on the wellness charts because of its ability to remove harmful toxins from the body and to stimulate the excretory system. Preliminary research suggests that Clove bud extracts hold promise as a means of protecting against lung cancer. In a 2006 study, animals exposed to carcinogens were less likely to develop lung cancer. Studies also suggest that Clove extract may be antioxidants, with compounds that fight free radicals. The extract actually has an impact on contaminants like tetrachloromethane, and cancer-related to the digestive tract.
The primary active compound in Cloves may soothe the lining of the stomach and prevent indigestion, and abdominal pain, apparently reducing the sensation of bloating and gas pressure within the stomach that frequently troubles people with peptic ulcers and gastroenteritis. Cloves ability to support healthy digestive function is thought to relieve hiccups, motion sickness and flatulence, vomiting and nausea. It may also aid in the control of H. pylori, a bacteria in the digestive tract that causes peptic ulcers.
Used externally, Oil of Cloves also eases neuralgia, arthritis, and rheumatism. Clove oil is considered by some to be one of the most powerful germicidal agents in the herbal kingdom. It carries antiseptic, antibacterial properties which may help in the treatment of diarrhea and food poisoning by killing many types of bacteria, including pseudomonas aeruginosa, shigella (all species), streptococci, staphylococci, as well as, pneumococci bacteria, all of which may be involved in food poisoning. The eugenol contained in Clove said to be fine antiparasitic, and its antimicrobial properties destroy intestinal parasites, such as flatworms, roundworms, and other parasites as well as their eggs.
Cloves have a cooling and anti-inflammatory effect that clears the nasal passages. The expectorant is used to heal respiratory ailments including clearing excess mucus from the lungs, relieving asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, tuberculosis, coughs and colds. It is also soothing for sore throats.
It is also a natural anesthetic, which is why it is often used for dental procedures and still used in some cultures to relieve a toothache. The oil derived from Cloves is so powerful, that it is often used for medicine both topically and internally. It contains a compound that helps with blood circulation and can stimulate the skin when applied directly to it. Studies show that in combination with Cod Liver Oil it makes a huge difference in inflammatory disease treatment. Clove is a proven natural pain reliever and germicidal, and an excellent topical remedy, especially when it is combined with coconut and almond oil. The antispasmodic properties alleviate muscle aches and pain. Long used as a pain reliever Clove oil is said to possess powerful herbal analgesic properties that help to relieve headaches.
Clove is effective in fighting bacteria, fungi and even skin mites (scabies), athlete's foot and other fungal infections. Clove is often recommended for skin care for acne and has been used for insect bites and stings as well as for insect repellent, and due to these antiseptic properties, it is useful for wounds, cuts, prickly heat and bruises.
Clove oil is said to increase the efficacy of "acyclovir," a drug used to treat the viral infections underlying Bell's palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome and herpes simplex virus or HSV. Because of the presence of eugenol contained in Clove, it is often used as an anti-inflammatory and its analgesic qualities offer relief for the pain and swelling associated with these conditions.
Clove extract can be very effective as a home remedy for treating a stye, an inflammation of the eyelash that can be very irritating. Styes are not only painful but can also cause difficulty in the proper functioning of the eye.
Clove oil is considered to be an aphrodisiac in nature and serves as an excellent stress reliever and may be helpful for male impotence. Research has indicated that Clove can be useful for treating premature ejaculation or PE. In combination with other ingredients, Clove can be applied to the skin as part of a multi-ingredient salve or lotion to keep men from reaching orgasm too early. It also has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue, taken internally, it refreshes the mind and body. Clove extract induces sleep and is helpful to those who suffer from insomnia. Clove is useful for treating mental problems such as loss of memory, depression, and anxiety.
Clove can reduce the cravings of nicotine even in seasoned smokers. Herbal experts recommend a drop or two on the back of the tongue whenever the craving to smoke hits you has been found to be very effective.
Ingredients: Clove Bud, Structured Water, 20% Alcohol.
Non-Alcohol: Clove Bud, Structured Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.
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Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Do not take Clove without talking to your doctor first if you are taking: Blood thinning medicine (examples: warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), aspirin, etc. People over sixty-five years of age should start with lower doses and then increase. Until further research is completed, anyone with a history of cancer should not use therapeutic amounts of Clove Herbal Supplement. Clove is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or for children. Clove oil is very strong and may cause irritation if used in its pure form; therefore, the tincture or diluted form is milder, do not exceed the recommended dose and do not use on sensitive skin by itself.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by New Way Herbs is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own healthcare provider.
From Anonymous of Palm Coast, Florida on 9/29/2013.
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