How to Use Clove Essential Oil

Physical benefits of clove essential oil

Renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory strength, clove essential oil has the ability to cleanse cellular receptor sites. This makes clove oil a powerful ally to support overall health. Traditionally valued as a digestive aid and pain reducer, clove oil’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties are now well supported by modern scientific research. Clove oil even ranks #1 in study for use as a mosquito repellant.*

In Chinese medicine clove oil is known for its ability to move the blood, thus reducing pain. It is also considered hot in nature. Conditions worsened by cold weather, such as arthritis and poor circulation, usually respond well to the heating properties of clove oil. Exterior-wind-cold pathogens associated with cold and flu season that cause chills, desire for warmth and warm fluids, and clear congestion must contend with the powerful anti-pathogenic nature of clove oil.*

In addition to being a hot oil, clove is high in phenols. Phenols can irritate the skin and mucus membranes when used undiluted. Due to the strong nature of clove oil, adding small amounts of this oil and diluting with a carrier oil is most appropriate.*

Emotional benefits of clove essential oil

The heating properties of clove oil can spark passions and creativity. A wonderful way to spice up life for those who are feeling uninspired or unmotivated. This highly moving and cleansing oil stimulates energy flow. Clove encourages change and communication to facilitate transformation. Historically clove oil was valued by the wealthy and believed to attract money. It’s perfect if you feel stuck financially and would like to encourage the flow of money to you.*

Test clove essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

  • Lung meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Large intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Stomach meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Spleen meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Heart meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Small intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Urinary bladder meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Kidney meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Triple burner meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Master Body-Feedback areas


*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA. The FDA regards Clove Essential Oil as generally safe for human consumption.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Clove essential oil research articles:

Research study demonstrates powerful anti-fungal properties of clove essential oil

Budzyńska A, Sadowska B, Więckowska-Szakiel M, Różalska B. Enzymatic profile, adhesive and invasive properties of Candida albicans under the influence of selected plant essential oils. Acta Biochim Pol. 2014;61(1):115-21. Epub 2014 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 24644554


Research establishes potent antibacterial nature of clove oil 

Naveed R, Hussain I, Tawab A, Tariq M, Rahman M, Hameed S, Mahmood MS, Siddique AB, Iqbal M. Antimicrobial activity of the bioactive components of essential oils from Pakistani spices against Salmonella and other multi-drug resistant bacteria. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Oct 14;13:265. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-265. PubMed PMID: 24119438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3853939


Anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, antioxidant and other properties of clove essential oil confirmed by scientific study

Chaieb K, Hajlaoui H, Zmantar T, Kahla-Nakbi AB, Rouabhia M, Mahdouani K, Bakhrouf A. The chemical composition and biological activity of clove essential oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (Syzigium aromaticum L. Myrtaceae): a short review. Phytother Res. 2007 Jun;21(6):501-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 17380552


Research reveals clove oil a viable treatment for cold sores caused by HSV-1

Kurokawa M, Hozumi T, Basnet P, Nakano M, Kadota S, Namba T, Kawana T, Shiraki K. Purification and characterization of eugeniin as an anti-herpesvirus compound from Geum japonicum and Syzygium aromaticum. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1998 Feb;284(2):728-35. PubMed PMID: 9454821


Study supports clove essential oil as digestive aid and antiulcer agent 

Agbaje EO. Gastrointestinal effects of Syzigium aromaticum (L) Merr. & Perry (Myrtaceae) in animal models. Nig Q J Hosp Med. 2008 Jul-Sep;18(3):137-41. PubMed PMID: 19062476

Research study shows clove essential oil provides the longest duration of 100% repellency against all mosquitos tested when compared to patchouli and citronella oils

Trongtokit Y, Rongsriyam Y, Komalamisra N, Apiwathnasorn C. Comparative repellency of 38 essential oils against mosquito bites. Phytother Res. 2005 Apr;19(4):303-9. PubMed PMID: 16041723

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