Long used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Clove is a powerful antimicrobial and antifungal that was instrumental in the prevention of the Plague. Clove stimulates the mind and the body, helping to lift depression and dispel lethargy while aiding the digestive and circulatory systems. It relieves respiratory problems, and works against intestinal parasites and candida. Be warned – with great power comes great responsibility. This is a hot, spicy oil whose potency might be too much for use on the skin.
Common uses: The health benefits of clove oil include treating a variety of skin issues, toothache, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress, and blood impurities. The benefits can be attributed to its anesthetic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulating properties. Add a few drops of Clove oil to a diffuser and allow its vapors to permeate your home or work space. This is a hot oil and may irritate the skin, so use very sparingly and in dilution if using topically.