Folklore: Some old tales say that walking near clove trees while wearing a hat would frighten the trees into no longer bearing fruit. While the trees may have been afraid of hats, they were not afraid of viruses. History has it that the people of Penang (among the “Spice Islands”) were free from epidemics until the sixteenth century when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on those islands. Many of the islanders died from the epidemics that followed.
Historical Uses: Cloves were historically used for skin infections, digestive upsets, intestinal parasites, childbirth, and most notably for toothaches. The Chinese also used cloves for diarrhea, hernia, bad breath, and bronchitis.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help amebic dysentery, arthritis, bacterial colitis, blood clots, bones, bronchitis, cholera, cystitis, dental infection, diarrhea, infectious acne, fatigue, flatulence (gas), flu, halitosis (bad breath), tension headaches, hypertension, infection (wounds and more), insect bites and stings, elmiminating insects, lupus, nausea, neuritis, nettles and poison oak (takes out sting), rheumatism, sinusitis, skin cancer, chronic skin disease, smoking (removes desire), sores (speeds healing of mouth and skin sores), tuberculosis, thyroid dysfunction, leg ulcers, viral hepatitis, vomiting, and warts.
Body System(s) Affected: Cardiovascular, Digestive, Immune, and Respiratory Systems.
Aromatic Influence: It may influence healing, improve memory (mental stimulant), and create a feeling of protection and courage. Septimas Piesse considered clove scent to vibrate in the key of B and in the color of violet. It can also cause a good sleep, generally culminating in stimulating dreams.
Usage Instructions Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern. Rub directly on the gums surrounding an infected tooth. Place on tongue with finger to remove desire to smoke, or place on back of tongue to fight a tickling cough. Diffuse.
Safety Data: Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Use with caution during pregnancy. Can irritate sensitive skin.