Clove (Eugenia carphyllata) is the bud of a tropical evergreen tree. Its sweetening deodorizing properties have long been used externally in potpourris, incense and air fresheners. Clove can also be used as an internal deodorizer, freshening the breath and reducing body
odour.Clove has has pungent and heating properties. It functions as an analgesic, expectorant, stimulant and carminative. Clove has anti-fungal properties useful for treating athlete’s foot and it deodorizes the mouth and breath. As an anaesthetic it has been used in treating toothache.
Conditions treated: Clove is recommeded for colds, cough, asthma, laryngitis, pharyngitis, toothache, indigestion, vomiting, hiccups, low blood pressure and impotence. Clove tones muscles and expectant mothers are recommended to eat cloves in the last month of pregnancy to strengthen the uterus. It can be taken as an oil, a compress, inhalation, massage oil, lotion, spice and tea.
Clove can be use with other herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon, lavender, ginger, orange and bay leaf