Botanical: Eugenia caryophyllata
Properties: Antihistaminic, anti-rheumatic, anti-neuralgic, counterirritant, expectorant, stimulant, anti-helmintic.
◾Anesthetic applied to decayed teeth
◾Muscle and Nerve Tension
◾Rheumatism, sprains, strains
Used in dental preparations, and as a fragrance component in toothpastes, soaps, toiletries, cosmetics and perfumes. Used in the production of printing ink, glue and varnish.
Traditional uses: for toothache, colds, flu and fungal infections, as a mosquito repellent, to relieve fatigue and melancholy, as an aphrodisiac.
Contra-indications: Clove is highly irritating to the skin and must be diluted to concentrations less than 1% prior to use.