Cloves Once a Commodity
A native of Indonesia and the Malacca Islands, the Clove is an evergreen tree that grows to about 30 feet. It has bright green leaves and nail-shaped rose-peach flower buds which turns, upon drying, a deep red brown. These are beaten from the tree and dried.
Clove was an important commodity in the spice trade. It is still much used in perfumes, mulled wines and liqueurs, love potions, dental products and, stuck in an orange as pomade and an insect repellent.
Clove Buds add a delicious zing to tea, and are widely used as medicine in Asian herbalism. With a warming quality, Clove Buds promote circulation in the stomach, enhancing digestion and reducing gas.
By warming the lungs, Clove Buds thin mucus to ease cough. This powerful essential oil also has the ability to abate depression, relieve indigestion, and contribute to sexual stimulations.
You can also use Clove Bud essential oil for skin care and stress-related conditions including high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. It calms fevers and is good for the female system. Also good for throat and respiratory infections.
Cloves promote lymph function and balance triglycerides and blood sugar.
Cloves contain an essential oil that is a powerful pain reliever.
Use Internally For: Asthma, colic, diarrhea, gout, indigestion, measles, intestinal parasites, tuberculosis, colds and flu.
Use Externally For: Stale breath, aching joints, mosquitoes, scabies, ulcers wounds.
Safety Precautions: May irritate skin and mucous membrane. Should be avoided by those suffering from alcoholism, hemophilia, prostate cancer, kidney and liver problems, and if taking anticoagulants.
Clove Bud Essential Oil is known to have powerful antiseptic, antifungal, anti-viral properties and has traditionally been used to fight viral infections, colds and the flu as well as to boost the immune system. Clove oil has long been recommended for toothache and dental infections.
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