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Essential Oil Eases Pain, Kills Viruses

Essential Oil Eases Pain, Kills Viruses

We often associate the sweet pungent aroma of cloves with the holiday season, but few people ever consider its therapeutic properties.† Essential oil of clove can be used for a whole range of purposes, including:† pain relief, and killing fungi and viruses.

Easing Pain
Clove essential oil’s is best known for its ability to alleviate toothaches, making it a common ingredient in natural toothpaste and mouthwash.† Additionally, it is often added to liniment and massage oils since it component, eugenol, has anti-pain properties.

Candida Infections and Athleteís Foot
Recent research in the journal Mycoses demonstrates clove oilís antifungal properties and supports its use on athleteís foot.† Additional research shows that it is effective against a wide variety of other fungi, including candida and vaginal yeast infections.

Kills Viruses
This potent aromatherapy oil has also been shown in studies to halt reproduction of the herpes viruses including those linked to cold sores and shingles.

Because it is a potent oil and can be irritating to mucous membranes and the skin, it should always be diluted in a carrier oil like sweet almond or extra virgin olive oil (about 3 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil).† Also, be sure to do a test patch on the inside of your arm and wait for 24 or 48 hours to be sure you arenít sensitive to the oil.

Related: Make a Clove Oil Dental Compress, 5 Smart Ways to Use Essential Oils in the House

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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7:46AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Thank you :)

1:55AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thank you

6:34PM PST on Nov 20, 2013

Thank you :)

7:27PM PST on Nov 6, 2013

interesting! Thanks for posting.

7:38PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Many essential oils have therapeutic value in fugal, bacterial and viral infections, e.g. eucalyptus and tea-tree essential oils.

8:57PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Thank you for the advice.

11:47AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

The Young Living Essential Oils do work.

11:37AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

Thanks for the info!

1:30AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Thank you :)

10:56AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Thank you

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