Getting Down to Essentials: Clove Oil

Clove Essential Oils in bottle

 

Like many of today’s popular essential oils, the history of the use of clove oil goes back thousands of years. According to Sally’s Organics, the ancient Roman text refers to the cloves, and the spice is documented in Chinese history as early as 226 BC. At that time, the Emperor commanded that anyone who wanted to speak with him chew on a clove to eliminate bad breath. In the fourth century, Arabs introduced cloves to Europe.

Cloves are harvested from the unopened flower buds of evergreen trees originally found in Madagascar, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. The name is derived from clavus, the Latin name for nail. The French called the spice “clou.” In 1066 with the French-Norman conquest, the name eventually became clove in English.

Clove is rich in many minerals, among them calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and hydrochloric acid, as well as Vitamins A and C.  Because of its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties, clove essential oil is used for a variety of health issues, including indigestion, cough, asthma, and headaches. Oral care is the most important and common use of clove oil, especially for treating tooth and gum aches. Many kinds of toothpaste, mouthwashes, and oral care medications contain clove oil as a leading ingredient.

Popular uses of cloves for health

Here are some other popular uses of clove oil, reports Organic Facts:

Increases blood flow: Clove oil increases the body’s metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing body temperature. An increase in blood circulation typically means a reduction in blood vessels' tension, which is a problem commonly associated with headaches. An increase in circulation also improves the blood and organ systems' oxygen to increase metabolism and raise organ efficiency.

Enhances skin:  Because of the rejuvenating and stimulating properties of clove oil, which can increase blood flow to aging skin, clove oil is used to lessen the effects of aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial rejuvenation for the eyes.

Boosts Immune System:  Both clove and clove oil help boost the immune system. That’s because the antioxidants in clove essential oil help rid the body of dangerous free radicals that cause many diseases.

Relieves stress: Clove oil is an aphrodisiac in nature and so serves as an excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue.

BIOTONE clove oil products

Clove Bud Essential Oil:  The essential oil is 100% pure. Its common Uses are analgesic, expectorant, stimulant, and skin conditions. Contraindications: Dilute in the base can irritate the skin. Avoid during pregnancy and with Epilepsy.

Energy Aromatherapy Massage Lotion:  The lotion is a 100% essential oil blend of clove, mandarin, ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, and sweet orange. It also contains jojoba, avocado, and olive oils, known for their skin-soothing benefits.  Shea and mango butter gives a luxuriously silky feel and smooth finish. This lotion is excellent for all massage modalities. Extended glide with fewer reapplications. A light, natural aroma helps energize the body and sharpens the senses.

Clove Essential Oils in bottle
Clove Essential Oils in bottle