Friday, September 24, 2010

Healing With Clove OIl

Good Afternoon Pictures, Images and PhotosG'day...if you came this morning, I apologize for not having today's post up.

I woke up at 2am with terrible heartburn. I had it for 5 hours, so finally this morning at 7am it ceased and I was able to get some much needed sleep. The benefit though, I must acknowledge, is that I was able to watch 5 hours of dvr'd season premiers...albeit in

If you like sweet and spicy, hate toothaches, and welcome warming stimulation to the mind and body, read on about Clove Oil....


Healing With Clove Oil

Clove trees are cultivated throughout the tropics and the dried flower buds are used to spice foods.  A potent oil is distilled from the buds, which is highly antiseptic and analgesic.

Use clove to teat a toothache, but always with caution. It can, even in low concentrations, irritate the skin and mucous membranes.

You can best benefit from Clove oil's infection-fighting properties by using it in a steam inhalation rather than massage blends. Clove vapors also ease breathing and digestive disorders. It strengthens the memory and blended with Rosemary, enhances concentration or lifts depression. It's also a good insect repellent nad , with Lemon and Eucalyptus, deter mosquitoes.

Active Ingredients Of Clove Oil

Eugenol~This principal component is a phenol, which makes up between 80-90% of the oil and provides it with its characteristic spicy odor.

Phenols~Phenols are very reactive compounds. They act as stimulants to the nervous system and are highly antiseptic and anti-bacterial. Phenols are also caustic, however. They can cause irritation to the skin and mucous membrane and can be toxic to the liver.

Using Clove Oil

Cleanse Your Home With Clove

Refresh And Deodorize Carpets~For an antiseptic and fragrant blend of aromatherapy oils, Blend:
  • 10 drops Clove
  • 20 drops Orange
  • 20 drops Lavender
  • 10oz Baking Soda
Pour into a plastic bag, seal and shake. Leave to infuse for 24 hours before sprinkling on carpets. Then, leave for an hour before vacuuming the room.

Repel Summer Insects~Hang lengths of ribbon in your open windows that have been soaked in:
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Clove

Festive Winter Room Scent~Arrange pine cones in a bowl and add:
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 3 drops Cinnamon
  • 8 drops Tangerine
  • 8 drops Mandarin

Improve Dental Health

For A Severe Toothache~Make a hot compress by soaking a washcloth in hot water containing.
  • 1 drop Clove
  • 3 drops Chamomile
  • 3 drops Lemon

Combat Bad Breath~For an antiseptic mouthwash, blend:
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 5 drops Tea Tree
  • 4 drops Thyme
  • 1 tbsp of vodka
Add 200ml of distilled water and shake. DO NOT SWALLOW

Fight Infections

Clove's natural antispasmodic and expectorant actions make it useful to use in the fight against winter chills , colds and digestive problems.

For A Cold Or Flu~Fumigate the house with this blend to prevent the spread of infection:
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
  • 10 drops Orange
  • 1/2 c water

To Combat Diarrhea~Place a warm compress on the abdomen using a washcloth soaked in hot water containing:
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 3 drops Ginger
  • 3 drops Peppermint
The Clove will kill germs and give pain relief, while Ginger and Peppermint will help to settle the digestion

Okay...well it feels like it took forever, and I do appreciate your patience, but I have actually finished today's post, and can breath a sigh of relief......

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your Clove oil!

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