Scientific Name: Syzygium aromaticum
Higher Classification: Syzygium
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Clove OilPublished Date: 6/17/2023 6:00:13 AM
Clove Oil or Laung is a storehouse of health benefits. It holds great importance traditionally, especially in East Asia. In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used extensively.
What are its benefits :
- Good for your teeth:- If you have ever paid attention to the label of your toothpaste, you would have found clove as one of its ingredients. Due to its strong germicidal properties and a compound called Eugenol, clove oil fight dental pain, toothaches, sore gums, and mouth ulcers very effectively. Due to its strong aromatic properties, gargling with clove oil and warm water can help you fight bad breath. Just add four drops of clove oil in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle at least twice a day for effective results.
- Stronger immunity:- Clove oil can work wonders in boosting your immunity. The antioxidant property present in the oil acts as a scavenger against the free radicals that can cause various diseases like cancer and heart ailments. The dried flower bud of clove contains compounds that help in improving the immune system by increasing the white blood cell count, thereby, improving delayed-type hypersensitivity.
- Fights infections:- Blessed with a multitude of antiseptic properties, clove oil can be used to treat cuts, wounds, fungal infections, insect bites, and even strings. However, direct application of clove oil may prove harmful. If the wound is too sore, it is advisable to dilute clove oil by adding almond or coconut oil. These carrier oils will prevent your sensitive skin from burns that can be caused by direct application of clove oil.
- Fights sore throat, cough, and cold:- For its high anti-inflammatory properties, clove oil can come in handy during times of sore throat, cough, cold, and sinusitis. Consuming the excellent expectorant clove oil can not only clear the nasal passage and gives you respite from respiratory problems but also has a cooling effect on the nasal cavity and throat.
- Eases headaches:- Down with a chronic headache? Head to the kitchen, mix four drops of clove oil with salt and apply them on your forehead for instant relief. The flavonoids in clove oil have anti-inflammatory agents, these anti-inflammatory properties will help ease the inflammation and also have a cooling effect. Clove oil can be used to reduce as an excellent pain reliever for muscle pain and joints.
- Clove oil is one of the oldest remedies to fight indigestion and stomach-related problems. The eugenol in both clove and clove oil proves effective for treating gastric problems like indigestion and flatulence. It can also come in handy for treating hiccups and motion sickness.
Ayurvedic Properties Of Clove Oil:
- Clove oil has the property of Deepan and Pachan (appetizer and digestive) due to which helps to improve digestion.
- It balances Vata and Kapha dosha which helps in relieving pain, toothache.
- Clove helps to prevent hair loss as a result of dandruff and dryness. This is due to its Snigdha (oily) and Katu (pungent) nature. Clove also promotes hair growth due to its healing property.
- Clove oil helps to control acne as a result of its antimicrobial effect. This is due to its Katu (Pungent) and Tikta (bitter) properties. Clove also improves wound healing due to its healing property.