Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) is native to Indonesia and Philippine. Clove also grows in various tropical countries such as India, Brazil, Jamaica, and more. It is the flower bud, which used for cooking and as medicine. For centuries, clove has been used as medicine in China, India, Indonesia, Europe, and America. The common used of clove are to treat toothache, respiratory infection, and acne.
To treat toothache, the flower of clove could be used. You can dry the flower and then crush it into powder. Apply the powder to the painful tooth. The other way is using clove oil that you can buy it at local medical store. Clove oil has antibacterial power to disinfect root canals and it has the ability to relief toothache. You can use a cotton swab to apply the oil to the painful tooth and gum. It will give you a numb effect. However, the effect is only temporary that if you do not solve the real problem, the pain may occur again.
In respiratory infection, clove can help to fight bacteria and germs. Clove also has the ability to work as an expectorant that will dilute mucus in the throat. Then, it can help to loosen phlegm on the respiratory system to allow easier breathing. To take it, you can just chew clove and you will feel the effect soon. If you could not chew it, you can put some cloves on your tea and drink it.
To help you deal with acne, clove contains euganol that could help you to get the balance on your skin. Clove oil could help you to deal with acne and acne scars. You can apply clove oil on the acne using cotton swab. However, if you have a sensitive skin, you need to dilute the oil with coconut oil or olive oil first before you apply it on your skin.