Clove Essential Oil (Syzygium aromaticum) has a sweet, spicy fragrance that is stimulating and revitalizing. An important ingredient in our Thieves blend due to its wonderful immune-enhancing properties, its principal constituent is eugenol, which is used in the dental industry to numb the gums. Clove is the highest-scoring ingredient Young Living has ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. Always dilute for topical use. Clove may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Antioxidant ORAC Scores
Historical Data: The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics untiil the 16th century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the islands. Many of the islanders died from the epidemics that followed. Cloves were reputed to be part of the "Marseilles Vinegar" or "Four Thieves Vinegar" used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague. Clove was listed in Hildegard's Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly-regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Healers in China and India have used clove buds since ancient times as part of their treatments. Eugenol, clove's principal constituent, was used in the dental industry for years to numb gums. Courmont et al. demonstrated that a solution of .95% eugenol from clove oil was sufficient to kill the tuberculosis bacillus (Gatefosse, 1990).
Clove scores the highest of any therapuetic grade essential oil on the ORAC Scale (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) at 10,786,875 which means that the higher the ORAC score, the more powerful the oil is in destroying free radicals which results in retarding the aging process, preventing cancers and other diseases, etc.
An ounce of clove oil has the antioxidant capacity of 450 lbs of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries or 48 gallons of beet juice!
Wellness Solutions: According to Jean Valnet, MD, clove oil can prevent contagious disease and may treat arthritis, bronchitis, cholera, cystitis, dental infection, amoebic dysentery, diarrhea, tuberculosis, acne, fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, halitosis, headaches, hypertension, insect bites, nausea, neuritis, dermatitis, rheumatism, sinusitis, skin cancer, chronic skin disease, bacterial colitis, sores (speeds healing of mouth and skin sores), viral hepatitis, warts and lymphoma. For a tickling cough, put a drop on the back of your tongue. The fragrance of clove essential oil may influence healing, serve as a mental stimulant, encourage sleep, stimulate dreams and create a sense of protection and courage.
Note: If preganant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Repeated use can result in contact sensitization. Skin test for sensitivity. CAUTION: Clove essential oil can act as a blood thinner and should be avoided if taking a prescription blood thinner such as Warfarin™ or Coumarin™.
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