Superfoods? How about Super Bud....Clove Bud Oil

by Route 40 Home & Wellness

The many health benefits of clove bud oil can be attributed to its many beneficial properties such as antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulating.  Clove bud oil  is used for treating a variety of health issues including skin issues, toothache, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress, and blood impurities. The most important and common use of clove oil is in dental care. Various toothpastes, mouthwashes, and oral care medications contain this oil as an important ingredient.

What Is Clove Bud Oil?
Clove Bud Oil is extracted from the evergreen tree of clove, which produces a flower bud that has numerous medicinal properties. It is often referred to as clove bud. It has a shaft and a head and hence, has the Latin name clavus, meaning nail. Clove was extensively used in ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations and it spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, during the seventh and eighth centuries. Even now, clove is used widely in several Indian and Chinese cuisines.

Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A, and vitamin C.

The Health Benefits and Antioxidant Superpower Of Clove Bud Oil
Although it is known primarily for dental issues, the benefits are not limited to it. This powerful oil can do wonders for you in multiple ways listed below. Clove Bud Oil contains the highest ORAC value of anything on the planet holding down a whopping 1,030,000 ORAC. To give a bit of a comparison the #1 superfood is the wolfberry coming in at 25,600.

Treats Infections
Due to its antiseptic properties, clove bud oil is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, and other types of injuries. It can also be used for treating insect bites and stings. It is very strong in nature and should always be used in a diluted form and should be carefully used by people with sensitive skin.

Dental Care
The most prominent use of clove bud oil is in dental care. The germicidal properties of the oil make it very effective for relieving dental pain, toothache, sore gums, and mouth ulcers. It contains eugenol, which has been used in dentistry for many years. Gargling with diluted clove oil helps in easing throat pain and irritation. The characteristic smell of this oil also helps eliminate bad breath. Clove is also effective against cavities, and traditionally, in India, every day before going to sleep, a small cotton ball containing drops of clove oil was put at the end of the tooth which had a cavity. The cavity would vanish in a few days. As a result, this oil is added to numerous dental products and medications, including mouthwashes and toothpastes. Dentists also mix it with zinc oxide to prepare a white, filling material as a temporary alternative to a root canal. But be careful, it is very strong and can cause burns in your mouth if used incorrectly.

Recent studies and careful consideration of the power of clove bud oil have resulted in it being used as a soothing balm on infants who are teething. It can be applied to a baby’s gums in extremely diluted form as the antiseptic and soothing qualities of the oil can ease the pain and reduce the discomfort.

Skin Care
Clove bud oil is often recommended for skin care, especially for acne patients. The effects are best achieved when the oil is used in liquid form and spread on a clean, dry rag. You will find it in many products for lessening the effects of aging, like wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial rejuvenation for the eyes. This is because of its rejuvenating and stimulating properties, which can increase blood flow to the unhealthy skin and make it look young again.

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