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

Michelle Schoffro Cook


Elena T.
Elena P2 years ago

Thank you :)

Oleg Kobetz
Oleg Kobetz2 years ago

Thank you

Nimue Pendragon

Thank you :)

Alicia N.
Alicia N3 years ago

interesting! Thanks for posting.

Ben B.
Ben B3 years ago

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

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

Thank you for the advice.

Kimberly J.
Kimberly J3 years ago

The Young Living Essential Oils do work.

Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay K3 years ago

Thanks for the info!

Elena T.
Elena P3 years ago

Thank you :)

Judy Apelis
Judy A3 years ago

Thank you