Cloves are a great herb that can be used in many different ways. Did you know that cloves contain eugenol which helps numb that pain of dental procedures, gum pain, and toothaches. Cloves are a mild anesthetic and also antibacterial in action and it is used for root canals. Cloves are also used in sore throat sprays and mouth washes and Cloves are anti-inflammatory too, and like fish oil Cloves contain Omega 3 Oils. Cloves contain lots of anti-oxidant flavonoids such as kaempferol and rhamnetin which are also good for your heart. Plus Cloves are full of manganese and have a good amount of calcium and magnesium, Vitamin C, K, and fiber. And Cloves sooth the GI tract and helps relieve gas and because Cloves are soothing they also help with stress. In ointments Cloves can heal styes and sores, and Cloves have been used in keeping away biting insects.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist