Clove Oil for Budget Tooth Pain Relief
It hits you all of a sudden. The sore tooth that feels like it’s turning into a tooth infection. Right now, you can’t get to the dentist for help. Isn’t there anything you can take to relieve the throbbing agony on a budget? Yes, there is! It’s called clove oil.
What is Clove Oil?
Clove oil is one of many essential oils derived from plants and used for medicinal purposes. Up until now, you may have only associated cloves with flavoring a Christmas ham. Oil of cloves is the oil that comes from crushed cloves. It has natural antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The active ingredient in clove oil is called eugenol and is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and numbing aspect of this essential oil. Its pleasant, cooling taste makes it the perfect natural remedy for tooth infections!
Relieve Sore Tooth and Tooth Infection with Oil of Cloves
There’s nothing worse than a sore tooth that just isn’t getting any better. Untreated tooth infection can cause serious health problems down the line so it’s important that if you can’t get to a dentist, you do your best to treat it at home. This means keeping the area as clean as possible and well as using natural anti-inflammatories.
To treat sore tooth with oil of cloves, first clean the affected area with a solution of baking soda and peroxide. Do this with a soft-bristled brush or a cotton swab if necessary. Place several drops of undiluted clove oil on a cotton swab and gently dab the tooth and gum. As the area begins to numb and pain lessens, spread the clove oil around taking care to cover the entire affected area.
Unlike over-the-counter toothache remedies, clove oil is designed to not only numb the pain of a sore tooth, but actually treat the infection. Pain relief with clove oil can last anywhere from 2-8 hours depending on the severity of infection. Clove oil is safe if ingested in small quantities so the oil can be used up to three times daily for pain and infection relief.
You may also consider packing your infected tooth with activated charcoal and gauze. Activated charcoal can be purchased at nearly any natural health store of pharmacy. The charcoal acts as an absorbent and gently pulls the infection from the tooth as it soothes irritated tissues. Alternate between using the activated charcoal and clove oil throughout the day.
A note about activated charcoal: If you swallow some of the charcoal, it’s okay. Just take care not to use this remedy within four hours of taking any prescription medication as it could interfere with absorption.
If, after using both the clove oil and the activated charcoal, you’ve noticed no improvement or symptoms have gotten worse, seek medical care immediately.
The Benefits of Cloves for Other Health Conditions
The benefits of cloves don’t stop at easing toothache pain. Clove oil can also be used to treat other common ailments.
- Kills Intestinal Parasite Infection
Intestinal parasites are a common cause of unusual gastrointestinal symptoms. If you often have gurgling intestines, bloated belly, itchy skin, chronic gas, diarrhea, constipation, irritability, yeast infections, and multiple food allergies, you may have a parasitic infection. Especially if, in addition to these symptoms, you continue to lose weight and don’t know why.
According to Dr. Hulda Clark, clove oil can kill an intestinal parasite infection where other cures have failed. To kill parasite eggs, use 10-15 drops of clove oil in a four-ounce glass of water and drink 1 hour before meals. You may also want to add other parasite-killing ingredients such as garlic, onion, cayenne, and oregano to your diet.
When dealing with a parasitic infection, avoid any type of sugar and stay away from processed foods. Eat only stomach-healing foods such as organic brown rice, plain yogurt, lean chicken and fish, vegetables, and broth. You should also use a bulk fiber supplement such as psyllium to flush excess toxins (and the parasites) from your system. Drink plenty of water and be prepared to feel worse for a little while as the parasites die off.
You should notice marked symptom improvement within one week.
- Treats Chronic Yeast Infection
Millions of women suffer from chronic vaginal yeast infections and clove oil can help. Mix 5-10 drops of clove oil in a four-ounce glass of water and drink once or twice daily to treat candida from the inside out. Clove oil may need to be used in conjunction with other healing treatments for vaginal yeast infection. For example, chronic yeast infections may be treated with a clove of organic garlic. Peel the thin wrapping off the garlic clove and insert into vagina overnight. Remove in the morning. Within seven days of using the clove oil and garlic remedy, your yeast infection should be well on its way to healing.
- Eases Eczema and Psoriasis
Eczema and psoriasis are inflammatory skin conditions that can be healed using oil of cloves. Its natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a go-to essential oil for people with these embarrassing skin conditions. To treat inflamed skin, use ¾ jojoba oil or coconut oil mixed with ¼ clove oil and massage onto irritated areas. Use the mixture twice daily on clean, dry skin.
- Soothes Earache
Aside from toothaches, earaches are one of the worst types of pain there is. For quick relief, warm some sesame oil and clove oil together and allow it to cool to a comfortable temperature. Using a clean eye dropper, gently pour mixture into affected ear.
- Gets Rid of Warts
Warts are unsightly and can sometimes be hard to get rid of. On a small jar lid, mix ¼ of a teaspoon of olive oil with 5-10 drops clove oil and rub on the wart up to 3 times per day.
- Shortens Herpes Outbreak
While there is no cure for genital herpes and even with treatment, you could spread this sexually transmitted disease to others, you can shorten your outbreaks with clove oil. For best results, mix a small amount of soothing neem oil with several drops of 100% pure clove oil and massage onto affected area up to two times a day for one week.
- Eases Hemorrhoid Discomfort
Hemorrhoids are horrible and are often experienced by people with chronic digestive upset. Taken externally, clove oil can provide instant soothing relief. Before use, be sure to clean the area thoroughly. Dilute the clove oil with a carrier oil such as vitamin E, neem or olive oil and place on the affected area 2-3 times per day.
- Treats Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal problem that most over-the-counter remedies don’t effectively treat. Clove oil not only soothes and itch and irritation, it also treats the infection and eliminates the fungus. Rub coconut oil mixed with clove oil on clean feet twice daily and the infection should lessen or disappear within one week.
Clove Oil Contraindications
As with any natural remedy, it’s important to take precautions. Though clove oil isn’t quite as volatile as oregano oil, it’s still important to ‘spot test’ on your skin before using an excessive amount because you might have an allergic reaction. When ingesting clove oil, do not use more than 5-10 drops at a time in water to see how your body will respond to it. Clove oil is toxic in large doses.
Furthermore, clove oil can sometimes cause asthma and chronic cough in sensitive and allergic individuals. If you are pregnant or nursing, do not use this essential oil. If you are taking a prescription medication or have any serious medical health problems, do not take this or any other natural remedy without first consulting your doctor.
Many over-the-counter and prescription drugs treat the symptoms and not the underlying cause of disease and pain. The benefits of cloves and other essential oils extend beyond symptom relief. They really get to the source of your health problem so you can get back to living life to the fullest!