The clove is an evergreen shrub or tree with a pyramidal crown, which has a strong aroma. Leaves are leathery, petiolate, glabrous, dark green.Appearance (photo) of the fruit of the nail (clove).
The plant blooms 2 times a year. The flowers are purple-red, small, gathered in complex half-umbrellas. The fruit is a false berry.
Spice has a brown tint. The buds of the plant are harvested, then fermented in direct sunlight. A quality carnation, if thrown into a glass with force, must sink or float vertically. If the spice floats horizontally, then it is of poor quality.
Useful properties of cloves
In the composition of the seasonings are present:
- essential oil,
- B vitamins,
- vitamin A,
Due to the rich chemical composition, the spice is often used for medicinal purposes. The product has the following beneficial properties:
- pain reliever
- wound healing
Clove is effective against many pathogens, such as diphtheria bacillus, the causative agent of anthrax. Fragrant spice inhibits the reproduction of tubercle bacilli. Spice is a good prevention of influenza and ARVI.
Spicy plant normalizes the cardiovascular system. Funds based on it increase blood pressure, strengthen the walls of blood vessels, making them more elastic.
Spice is often used as an effective remedy for parasites. It is part of the anti-parasitic drug "Troychatka". In folk medicine, spice is used to eliminate parasites. On the basis of the plant they prepare decoctions, infusions, tea, oil.
Eating spice activates the production of gastric juice. It helps to increase appetite and normalize digestion. If you have an increased acidity of the gastric juice or an ulcer, the use of cloves can cause harm. Means based on the fruits of the clove tree treat colitis, intestinal colic, flatulence, liver disease.
Useful spice for teeth. It helps eliminate toothache, has a positive effect on the gums. Spice cures gingivitis, periodontitis, periodontal disease. To the question whether it is useful to chew dried plant buds, doctors answer in the affirmative. They help get rid of bad breath and destroy harmful bacteria.
Thanks to the B-group vitamins, the product is effective for nervous disorders, overexertion, stress. For example, the plant extract is present in the drug Doppelgerz Melissa, the use of which allows you to relax and calm the nervous system.
Eugenol, which is present in the composition of the product, effectively fights cancer cells. Therefore, the spice is often prescribed to patients with cancer, as well as to prevent the emergence of a dangerous disease.
Clove has a spasmolytic effect and tones the muscles. It can eliminate muscle spasm of the gastrointestinal tract, and at the same time tones the muscles of the uterus.
The plant is widely used in gynecology. Funds based on it normalize the menstrual cycle and eliminate the strong pain syndrome.
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The beneficial properties of clove oil
Clove oil has antimicrobial, analgesic, regenerating, and sedative properties.
It is effective for:
- wound healing
- eliminate headache and toothache,
- increase appetite and improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract,
- relief from joint pain,
- normalization of blood pressure
- prevention of catarrhal viral diseases
- reduce pain during sprains and sprains,
- increased sexual attraction
- improve brain activity
- recuperation after physical and mental stress.
Clove essential oil is a part of the asterisk balmhealing, anti-inflammatory ointments and balms, drugs that are used for sprains and dislocations in athletes, as well as temporary fillings for teeth.
It is recommended to include masks for hair and skin.
How to apply clove oil, recipes and dosagesClove oil, like any natural essential oil, is a potent agent that in high doses can be toxic and lead to undesirable consequences. Therefore, before using the essential oil of cloves for treatment, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the instructions for its use.
Nervousness and fatigue. The most common use of clove essential oil in aromatherapy. It is able to soothe the nervous system, helps get rid of nervousness and depression.
Flu and SARS. Clove oil can be used both to prevent viral infections and to speed up recovery from a cold — it is not inferior to coniferous antiseptics in its antiviral properties. The recommended dosage for use in the oil burner: up to 4 drops per 15 square meters. The first session of aromatherapy should be started with the addition of one drop. Also, 2-3 drops of oil are added to the water while taking a bath.Toothache. A swab moistened in vegetable oil with 1-2 drops of clove oil can be applied to the aching tooth. Clove oil will help for some time to get rid of toothache, after which you need to contact your dentist.
Cough. As an antitussive, you can use a mixture of 5 drops of essential clove oil, one clove of garlic and honey before bedtime.
Headaches. To get rid of pain in the head, massage the forehead and temples with a mixture of essential oils of clove (1 drop), chamomile (1 drop), lavender (3 drops), almond (1 teaspoon). If this tool does not help much, you can try to apply the infusion of dry cloves.
Diseases of the joints. The carnation in the treatment of arthritis and arthrosis has proven itself well. It is added to the massage oil (4 drops / 10 ml). After the procedure, it is advisable not to take a shower for 12 hours - during this time the oil should be completely absorbed into the skin.Wounds. For disinfection and speedy wound healing, they are washed several times a day with a solution of 100 ml of water and 30 drops of oil. When purulent wounds in 2 tablespoons of any vegetable oil dilute 3-4 drops of essential oil.
Improve digestion. After eating, take orally on bread with half a spoonful of honey with one drop of butter (1-3 times a day). To wash down with a large amount of liquid. If you have heartburn - drink kefir or low-fat yogurt.
Helminthiasis Clove oil is used to get rid of parasites, in this case its use is this: add 2-3 drops to tea or coffee.
Oily skin of the face. Clove oil acts effectively on oily and prone skin. To solve these problems, it is recommended to prepare mixtures based on creams. A mask of cream or oil base (10 ml), 2 drops of essential clove oil and 2 drops of lemon juice are applied on the face.Acne. For acne, use a mask of cream or oil (10 ml), 1 drop of clove, 1 drop of chamomile oil, 2 drops of geranium oil. To narrow the pores, mix one egg white and one drop of clove oil, geranium oil and sage oil.
Skin rashes can be fought with 15-minute masks from the composition: germinated wheat oil (10 ml), clove oil (2 drops), lavender oil (3 drops). For refreshing and raising the skin tone in any cosmetic product at 10 mg you can add no more than 1-2 drops of essential oil.
Accelerate hair growth. Also, the essential oil of cloves has a beneficial effect on the hair, in particular, contributes to their strengthening and nourishing the hair follicles. For weakened, prone to hair loss masks are recommended:
- In 30 ml of any vegetable oil (olive, sunflower, peach, almond, etc.) add 5 drops of clove oil.
- Add 5 drops of clove oil, juniper oil, rosemary oil to the jojoba oil (30 ml).
In addition to the use of therapeutic and prophylactic purposes, clove oil is also used in the domestic sphere.
To repel insects. Clove essential oil helps to get rid of moths, mosquitoes, flies. To do this, you can prepare a lotion based on any vegetable oil (10 ml) with the addition of 4 drops of clove. At bedtime, a few drops can be dripped onto the sheets.
When cleaning the room. When wet cleaning for disinfection of the room in the water (1 liter) add 3 drops of clove and eucalyptus oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil.