The clove is actually an evergreen tree, known as Eugenia arena, and can grow up to 30 feet tall. It is a native tree to the Philippines but also is found in India, the West Indies, Jamaica and a number of other tropical islands. The flowers are white and red, and are shaped like bells. They grow in small clusters. The clove that we are familiar with is actually the dried flower from this tree.
History of the Clove and Oil
In the Han dynasty, which ended in 220 A.D., people who addressed the emperor had to hold cloves in the mouth so as to mask their bad breath. Cloves have been used for centuries in China to treat upset stomach, diarrhea, muscle and joint aches, athlete’s foot and much more.
Cloves first came to the West in the 4th century when they were brought to Europe. After cloves become more available, they were very popular to treat indigestion, vomiting and flatulence. Also, it was used to help with cough, wounds and toothache. Early American doctors were the first ones to extract the oil from the cloves, which was then used on body and toothaches in America.
Popular Uses Today
Clove oil is still used a great deal today. Some dentists still use a version of clove oil to help to numb the gums before they inject a painkiller for dental work. Also, the oil of cloves has been found to be an effective anti-inflammatory for the respiratory system. If you breathe in the vapor from clove oil, it helps to get fluid out of your upper respiratory tract. It can be very helpful in helping you treat a cold, bronchitis and various sinus conditions.
If you are suffering from arthritis or muscle pulls or pain, clove oil can be very beneficial for you. Clove oil has been shown in tests to reduce inflammation of the body. So, it can assist you in relieving muscle aches and arthritis pain. Interestingly, it also has been found that clove oil can help to improve the strength of your joints and bones. Clove oil has calcium, omega-3 oil and iron. All of these ingredients help to make stronger bones and joints. It has been found that if your rub clove oil on the affected area several times a day, your inflammation can be reduced and pain lessened significantly.
Our Recommendation – Green Oil
Our highly popular Green Oil helps to relieve your minor aches and pains. If you have a backache, arthritis, strain or a bruise, Green Oil can help you. We recommend that you apply Green Oil to the affected part of your body three to four times per day.