An antiseptic and stimulating oil useful in mouthwash and gargle. Comforting rubbed onto gums, traditionally used to relieve toothache. Caution: Avoid in pregnancy, can irritate sensitive skin. DO NOT use on children below 5 years old.
Spice (whole or ground) Description: Reddish-brown, nail-shaped buds from the tropical evergreen clove tree. Flavor: Aromatic, pungent, sweet. Cloves should be used with care as the flavor can become overpowering. Uses: Baked beans, fruit pies, ham, pickling, sauces, spice cakes and cookies
(Eugenia caryophyllata) Stimulant Action: Sensual Harmony The oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves of the plant yielding a spicy, warm and sweet fragrance. Clove oil has been traditionally used as a remedy for toothaches and can be used as a disinfectant when diluted to 1 percent. Its disinfectant properties make it an excellent mouthwash. It is also an excellent insect repellent which can be added to suntan lotion. Its actions on the central nervous system include a calming and warming effect that can be administered when taken as a tea.
The dried bud of the clove tree, cloves may be used in a variety of ways: Seasoning meats, desserts, sauces like ketchup, used in distilling liquors, in curry powder, and in warm beverages like mulled wine.
Clove or bunga cengkih is characterised by its sweet and pungent aroma. Not only is it used as a food preservative, it is reputed to be able to remedy a toothache and cure acne by controlling the sebaceous glands.
1. A spice that is the dried, unopened flower bud of a tropical evergreen tree (Eugenia aromatica); has a reddish-brown color, a nail shape and an extremely pungent, sweet, astringent flavor; available whole or powdered. 2. A segment of a bulb, such as garlic.
The herb increases circulation, promotes digestion and nutrition, raises the body temperature; stimulates the excretory organs, and stimulates and disinfects the kidneys, skin, liver and bronchial mucous membrane.