When it comes to the clove, many never look past its usefulness in the kitchen. However, Chinese practitioners have actually been utilizing the oil of this fragrant spice for its medicinal properties for more than 2,000 years. And that’s because it packs so many potential uses, from helping to eliminate acne and improve blood circulation to aiding in the reduction of gum disease and a bounty of anti-inflammatory properties. But, how can something so small make such a big impact? Simple! Clove Oil is high in manganese and other nutrients including calcium and potassium—essential nutrients in the treatment of osteoporosis, PMS and other ailments.
With such a strong resume, it’s no wonder there are so many possible uses either. From its germicidal properties that may aid in relieving dental pain, sore gums and ulcers, to its potential benefits on sagging, wrinkles, and other blemishes of the skin. It can even assist with several symptoms of sexual dysfunction. Yes; indigestion to diabetes, insect repellants to cosmetics, this is one essential oil that deserves to be thought of far beyond the pantry.