Clove oil is extracted from the dried flower buds of clove trees, or Eugenia caryophyllata. Clove oil has a strong aroma and taste spicy and warm. Clove oil should only be used as an external medicine and in small quantities because it is strong.
Clove oil has many benefits such as help with digestive problems, relieve depression, refreshing the mind, relieve shortness of breath and pain in the joints, and helps heal wounds. Greeks, Romans, and ancient Chinese used clove oil to relieve toothache.
Substance content in clove oil
Here is the content contained in clove oil.
Clove oil contains eugenol up to about 78%. Eugenol is used in perfumes, antiseptics, analgesics, and flavorings. This substance is widely used in the dental industry. Eugenol can be highly toxic if not used properly.
Clove oil contains eugenol acetate approximately 8.01%. Eugenol acetate is a material widely used in many foods and are considered safe for consumption. Eugenol acetate contributes spicy aroma contained in clove oil.
Clove oil contains about 3.56% beta-caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene is an approved food additive and is considered safe.
Other components found in clove oil include the following: a-Humulene (0.4%), (E)-beta-Ocimene (0.33%), p-Allyl phenol (0.19%), caryophyllene oxide (0.1 %), Copaene (0.1%), Methyl saliculate (0.07%), alpha-Cadinene (04%), 2-heptyl acetate (04%), 2-heptanone (04%), 2-Nonanone (. 02%), Linaloola (01%), pinene (01%) and p-Cymene.
Health benefits of clove oil
Clove oil is used for various purposes such as massage oil, mouthwash, aid relaxation and reduce fever. Here are the various uses of clove oil for health.
Clove oil has antibacterial properties that are beneficial for a variety of things. Infection in minor injuries and insect stings can be avoided by applying clove oil on the wound.
When mixed with water and lemon oil, clove oil can be used as a cleaner in the house to kill the bacteria. Spray the solution on the sink, bathroom, or other places to eradicate the bacteria.
Clove oil is an effective antimicrobial. Adding a few drops of clove oil in soaps or lotions will help kill germs. Put clove oil on a tissue and inhale fumes to prevent the flu when in crowded places.
Tired muscles during hard work will benefit from anti-inflammatory properties of clove oil. Mix clove oil with a carrier oil (carrier) such as jojoba or lotion to make massage cream.
Clove oil is also beneficial for patients with bronchitis and asthma by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages and help thin the mucus.
Clove oil has been used for centuries by dentists to help eliminate mouth irritation and relieve pain caused by swelling caused by an infected tooth.
Clove oil is also beneficial used as a mouthwash to fight bad breath. Mix clove oil with water and use to rinse the throat pain.
Clove oil can be used to help fight fungal infections. Conditions such as fungal nail can be alleviated by taking capsules of clove oil and apply clove oil on the skin.
Clove oil is a natural stress reliever. Boil clove oil and water on the stove. Clove oil vapor that filled the room will create a relaxed mind. The aroma of clove oil has been known to have a relaxing effect and beneficial for people with sleep disorders.