Our organic cloves can be used medicinally :
• Toothache :
A whole clove can be crushed slightly and placed on the gum where the toothache is located, or place a small amount of ground cloves into a piece of coffee filter, wrap, wet and place between gum and lip. Using any of these applications will alleviate the pain, the higher the potency, the quicker the relief. Using clove oil will not only alleviate the pain it will also draw out any infection from an abscess so you won't need antibiotics before seeing the dentist.
• Earaches :
Clove oil is best used for an earache, dilute with a carrier oil (never water), place on a cotton ball and place just inside the ear canal. The pain will subside quickly and it will help to reduce infection if any is present.
• Nausea :
Clove tea has a very unique flavor and aroma. Drinking clove tea is the quick relief from nausea and the fresh breath you have afterwards. In fact chewing on a clove from time is the best breath mint ever and keeps nausea and heartburn away. However too much tea or chewing on cloves can produce heartburn, especially if done on an empty stomach.
• Hypertension :
Regularly chewing on cloves for at least six weeks or more can help reduce hypertension. Always be sure to discuss this with your doctor before deciding if it is a right option for you.
• Burns and open wounds :
Apply clove oil directly and immediately to 1st and 2nd degree burns and minor open wounds and cuts to alleviate pain, reduce possibility of infection and reduce healing time. For minor open wounds and cuts just sprinkling ground cloves will help stop bleeding and reduce pain immediately. I never go any where with out either a small bottle of ground cloves or clove oil.
Household uses for cloves
• Respiratory aid :
Aromatherapy is the best way to use cloves as a respiratory aid. Make clove tea and breathe in the aroma from the hot tea. A pomander as pictured can be hung in various places to have a continual aroma therapy and improve respiratory problems.
• Air Freshener :
Cloves have a great aroma and can be used in a variety of ways to remove offensive smells rather than using aerosols or other artificial air fresheners. Make an atomizer in a spray bottle mixing clove oil with water, shake well before each use as oil and water do not stay mixed.
• Mosquito Repellent :
Using the same atomizer you freshen the air with, shake and spray lightly on exposed skin.
• Fly deterrent and ant killer:
The aroma alone from cloves will deter flies whether it is in a potpourri an air freshener or a pomander. Mix clove oil, cinnamon oil and water and shake well and put in the path of ants to deter them.