From Mrs. Cog's Corner
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I love clove oil. It may be my favorite essential oil.
As you may already know, free radicals have been directly correlated with cancer and heart disease and antioxidants protect your body from free radical damage. While there are many foods, mostly fruits and vegetables, that are plentiful sources of antioxidants, none can come close to the blockbuster power of clove essential oils.
The antioxidant levels in various substances are assigned an "ORAC" (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value. The ORAC values for the foods highest in antioxidants can be found here. Because essential oils are the concentrated properties of a given plant, the ORAC value of clove oil is higher than any natural source at over ten million.
Clove oil is also a great remedy for numbing the pain of a toothache. Dab a drop directly onto the gum with your finger, or put a drop or two onto a cotton ball to create a compress to bite gently on and often the worst tooth pain can be subdued. In addition, clove oil is used in homemade toothpastes and mouth rinses for it's great medicinal benefits.
Clove is one of the highest sources of manganese you'll find. Manganese is vital for metabolism, contributes enzymes, promotes bone strength, and also adds to clove's high ORAC antioxidant value.
Magnesium, calcium, vitamins C and K also make strong appearances in clove. Clove is high in fiber also. Omega-3 is in abundance in clove as well as many phytonutrients that enhance the immune system. Clove greatly boosts your humoral immunity, which protects your blood and tissues. http://www.naturalnews.com/033579_clove_oil_healing.html#ixzz2GMRh7qdd
The health benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. The oil is used for treating a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress and blood impurities. The most important and common use of clove oil is in dental care. Several toothpastes, mouth wash and oral care medications contain clove oil as an important ingredient. http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-clove-oil.html
Clinical studies on clove oils (300+): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=clove%20oil