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Clove, also called as laung, is one ingredient which is found in every household. In fact, this is one of the first ingredients which everyone uses to get rid of tooth or gum pain. But did you know that clove has various other health benefits too?
Yes, this flower shaped spice and its oil has been used since ages. So, without any delay, let’s know all about the surprising benefits of clove oil.
Although, you can get clove oil from the market, but making the oil at home is a better option. Why? Well, because it’s 100% natural and pocket-friendly. So let’s get started.
Isn’t making clove oil at home easy? We bet it is! Although, olive oil is best for making clove oil, in case you have some sort of aversion for olive oil, then you can also use coconut oil or sunflower oil.
Be it fungal infections, wounds, cuts or insect bites, clove oil can be used to treat all these problems as it is loaded with antiseptic properties. However, do not use the oil directly. Mix almond, olive or coconut oil to dilute the solution. And also, do not use this oil in case you have sensitive skin as it may cause burns.
Reduces stress level
Next time if you are tensed, exhausted or stressed, indulge in clove oil massage. Due to its aphrodisiac nature, clove oil works as an excellent stress reliever. This oil is useful even for people suffering insomnia and neural disorders such as anxiety, depression and memory loss.
Great pain reliever
Clove oil is beneficial for treating headaches, earaches, joint pains, inflammation and swelling due to its anti-inflammatory agents. To ease a headache, mix 1 tsp of sea salt, 2-3 drops of clove oil with 2 tsp of almond or coconut oil and massage it on your forehead for instant relief. For an earache, mix 2 tsp of sesame oil with 3-4 drops of clove oil and warm the mixture. Slowly, apply this mixture inside your ears with figure or cotton bud and leave it for some time. These mixtures will soothe your pain.
Alleviates respiratory problem
Due to its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, clove oil is one of the best natural remedies to clear nasal passage and respiratory disorders such as cough, cold, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, tuberculosis and even sore throats.
Takes care of tummy problems
Indigestion, hiccups, motion sickness and flatulence are a few stomach related problems which can be treated with clove oil. It is even helpful in treating nausea and vomiting.
Treats conjunctivitis and cholera
The painful and irritating inflammation on the eyelash can be brought under control with clove oil. This oil can also be used to treat cholera. Have 5-10 drops of clove oil at regular intervals of 15 minutes but once the cholera symptoms subside, decrease the intake amount.
Boon for diabetes
Clove oil is already known to increase blood circulation and purify blood, but did you know it is a boon for diabetic people? Yes, it’s true. Clove oil can help in controlling the level of the blood sugar, thus curing diabetes.
Boosts immune system
Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood which increases your body resistance to various diseases, make clove oil one of the best ways to boost your immune system.
Gets rid of intestinal parasites
Just 1 drop of clove oil in your favourite drink can help you in getting rid of intestinal parasites.
Say bye to acne
Clove oil is the best remedies for all those who suffer from cystic acne. Just add 2-3 drops of oil in your cream and apply them regularly on the affected areas. Do not go out in the sun or apply sunscreen on it. Cover your face with a hat or scarf. Within a few days, you will notice the difference. The acne will turn red, then maroon and will reduce in size before vanishing completely.
Apply oil directly on the scars or blemishes to get rid of them. The oil works as a mild chemical peel, helping in getting rid of the dead skin cells, thus making your skin clearer than before.
Controls hair fall
Since clove oil increases blood circulation, it is a perfect natural care to stop hair fall and promote hair growth. Simply apply few drops of clove oil on your hair and let it settle for a few hours before washing it off with shampoo.
Best hair conditioner
Clove oil is an excellent hair conditioner. Just add 1 drop of clove oil with 2-3 drops of olive oil and apply the mixture on wet hair, and wrap your hair with a towel or a cloth for 10-15 before combing.
So, next time if you have any of the above problems and are looking for a natural remedy then raid your kitchen counter and get your hands on this tiny magical ingredient called clove, and get rid of all your problems.