Trace Oswald wrote:A story about clove oil that you may or may not find interesting. About a month and a half ago, I developed a sore inside my gum line below my bottom back teeth. It was tender to touch and I just thought it was a canker sore or something. After three or four days, it wasn't healing. In fact, it was getting worse. After each time I ate, it would get extremely sore and at times I could feel my pulse pounding in the tooth above it. The entire area started getting inflamed. I had read something about clove oil being good for mouth sores, so I started putting full strength clove oil directly on the area with an eye dropper. It doesn't taste great, but not horrible. It does burn, but I think that means it is working :) The clove oil would help with the soreness immediately, and seemed to help with the swelling. This went on for another week or so with me applying the clove oil usually twice a day, morning and evening before bed. Of course I couldn't stop poking at the spot with my tongue or my finger. One day I felt something kind of poking out, I scratched it with my finger and a splinter of something came out. Not sure if it was a piece of fish bone, a particularly sharp piece of vegetable matter, or what, but I am convinced that the clove oil cured the infection I was getting from the splinter. After the splinter came out, within a couple days, the combination of the clove oil and the splinter being removed healed the sore completely.
Diane Kistner wrote:I'm trying to learn as much as I can about herbal medicines now to be sure I've got what I need planted in the yard for when the world comes to an end....
Tereza Okava wrote:we use clove for insect repellant (soak lots of cloves in alcohol for a month or so and spray on. strain and add a bit of mineral or veg oil if you're worried about skin irritation.) for working in the garden and for visitors-- we throw a lot of parties on our back porch in the garden and guests often have children and don't want to use commercial insect repellant. It works well for about 2 hours before you have to reapply. It stains clothing though, I wonder if there is some way to use clove essential oil for the same purpose.
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