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The 6 health benefits of cloves

It fights against dental pain

Cloves are rich in essential oil. It contains a powerful antibacterial, eugenol, tannins, flavonoids, as well as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron. It is the conjunction of all its components that gives it its properties, in particular analgesics. For example, to calm the pain of a toothache, cloves can be an excellent natural remedy: just slip a clove into the painful tooth and simply bite on it (without pressing however).

Clove relieves neuralgia

Against muscle or joint pain and neuralgia, it is the clove poultice that is recommended. To do this, mix two teaspoons of ground cloves with green clay and a little water until you get a thick paste. Put this paste in a fine cloth and apply to the painful area.

It fights against bad breath

This small, very fragrant seed, with bactericidal properties, helps to keep the mouth fresh. You can bite a clove (as with a toothache), or, if the sensation is unpleasant to you, boil 5 nails in half a liter of water and rinse your mouth for a long time with this decoction.

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Clove: it is expectorant

Against a sore throat or cough, prepare an infusion of a few cloves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Filter and add the juice of a lemon and a spoonful of honey. Drink several cups a day. You can also use the antiseptic and expectorant properties of cloves in asthma: put 6 nails and 3 teaspoons of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let cool and sweeten with a little honey before drinking.

It has digestive virtues

Clove is analgesic and anesthetic, hence its use in many pains: it is used for example to relieve stomach aches. In this case, it can be simply sucked, advises Murielle Toussaint, naturopath and author of The spices that heal, ed. Mosaic-health

Cloves, an aphrodisiac

The stimulating and toning action of clove essential oil facilitates erection and boosts libido. It can be used in massage or simply inhale its warm and bewitching fragrance. For massage, it must be diluted because it can cause skin irritation: mix 3 drops of essential oil of clove, 10 drops of essential oil of ylang-ylang and 30 ml of oily macerate of calendula to make an aphrodisiac massage oil.

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What are the contraindications for the use of cloves?

It is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding because it is rich in essential oil. It is also better to use it with caution in case of hypertension, and seek medical advice if you are on anticoagulant treatment because interactions are possible.

Clove: how to choose it?

Attention ! To benefit from all of its benefits, buy whole nails because, once ground, they lose some of their active ingredients. Reduce them to powder at the last moment.

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