10 Health Benefits of Clove

Over the years, the holistic and organic treatments have gained popularity. Clove is an aromatic spice, but can be used a home remedy.

Himanshu Sharma
Written by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Dec 01, 2013

Clove:The Medicinal Spice

Clove:The Medicinal Spice
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Clove and clove oil are used in the treatment of several health conditions owing to their antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial and aphrodisiac properties. The aromatic spice has been used for scenting soaps and lotions for ages.

Soothes toothache

Soothes toothache
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Clove is one of the main ingredients of toothpaste, which is because of the fact that you can get relief from toothache. A little clove oil on a cotton ball and placing it on the sore tooth or on your gums will alleviate the pain initially, but pulls out any infection and provides relief.

Eases arthritis pain

Eases arthritis pain
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Clove oil can provide relief from muscle aches and arthritis pain. It reduces inflammation, thus, eliminating muscle aches and arthritis pain.

Cures breathing problems

Cures breathing problems
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Ayurveda suggests making clove in tea to lessen, or prevent, cold and flu. Clove is an expectorant, which makes it easier to cough up phlegm. Moreover, it attacks germs and alleviate sore throat symptoms.

Relieves headache

Relieves headache
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Clove oil can be extremely effective for reducing the headache. Combine clove oil and salt; apply it to your forehead when headache strikes. It will give a cooling effect and provide relief.

Antiseptic

Antiseptic
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Clove has been used for its antiseptic and analgesic effects. Owing to excellent natural anti-inflammatory properties, it can be quite useful for swellings.

Boosts digestive system

Boosts digestive system
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Cloves can help relax the smooth lining of the GI tract and alleviate intestinal gas and stomachaches. If you are struggling with flatulence, use clove in the preparation of tea to overcome the problem.

Reduces stress

Reduces stress
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Clove can help you beat stress; combine cloves with basil, mint and cardamom in water and use the mixture in the preparation of tea.

Relieves nausea

Relieves nausea
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Drinking clove tea provides quick relief from nausea. Cloves are a spicy, warming herb that can control vomiting.

Fights free radicals

Fights free radicals
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The spice contains beneficial anti-oxidants that can fight free radicals and help prevent skin damage.

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