Cloves are an ancient spice Chinese used over 2000 years to "sweeten the breath". Historically used for digestive problems, headaches, and earaches. They are also a natural anesthetic (due to the eugenol oil) which is why they were often used for dental procedures in centuries past. http://yldist.com/a2z4health/
Cloves are one of the highly prized spices, widely recognized in the world. They’re anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic & analgesic. They’re packed with antioxidants & are good sources of minerals, omega-3’s, & vitamins. The spice contains eugenol which has local anesthetic properties that can temporarily alleviate toothaches while helping pull out any infection. In tea form, it can lessen, or prevent, colds & flu & is used as an expectorant, making it easier to cough up phlegm. #dherbs
Anti-Cancer Benefits Eugenol has also been fount to be a promising anti-cancer agent in numerous studies, potent against melanoma, skin tumors, osteosarcoma (bone), leukemia, cervical, breast, colon, and gastric cancers. Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22634840 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22126019 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21939359 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20858534 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21044050 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2104405
PAINFUL JOINTS - BASIL: drink an infusion (a tea made by pouring boiling water on a handful of basil leaves) twice a day. The eugenol oil in the plant appears to block the effects of an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase which triggers inflammation and pain.
Tulsi, Vana (Ocimum gratissimum), packet of 30 seeds, certified organically grown. This is the wild form that is very high in eugenol (oil of clove). As a garden grown tea herb, it weighs up heavily and may be used by itself or blended with leaves of other types of tulsi.
Instructions for use: Roll over pulse points such as your inner wrists, base of the neck and behind your ears 10ml/ 0.34fl.oz Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Santalum spicatum (Sandalwood) oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) oil, Geraniol, Citronellol, Farnesol, Eugenol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate