Clove is a dry fruit used in cooking for its powerful flavor. This spice is known to aid digestion and fight toothache.
Clove for teeth
Clove is ideal for fighting dental and oral infections. Thanks to its antiseptic, disinfectant and local anesthetic properties, clove helps to relieve toothache in general, and more specifically in cases of cavities, canker sores, or to fight against gingivitis and periodontitis.
Relieve toothache and sore gums: lightly crush a clove and place it where it hurts. This little recipe helps calm the pain while waiting to consult. In the event of acute dental pain: chew a clove for a few minutes while waiting to consult.
For regular oral hygiene, make your own mouthwash from cloves: bring the equivalent of a cup of water to a simmer and remove from the heat. Add 5 to 6 cloves and let steep while the mixture cools. Remove the cloves, it's ready. In addition to cleaning up the oral cavity, this preparation freshens breath.
The aphrodisiac clove
Renowned as an aphrodisiac, clove joins ginger and saffron among the mythical foods of sexual stimulation. In truth, the action of cloves - like that of ginger and saffron - is stimulating and warming. It would cause a blood flow - allowing a better erection - and would give tone. His reputation as an aphrodisiac is therefore a bit overrated.
Cloves for hair
Clove lotion applied to scalp and hair is an excellent remedy for soothing inflammation of the skin, reducing dandruff and stimulating blood circulation. Hair regrowth is stimulated and its vitality is strengthened.
Make your own hair lotion by adding about ten ground cloves (the equivalent of 1 teaspoon) to lukewarm water in a bottle, before using it as a massage on the scalp. Leave on before rinsing or shampooing.
How to make an infusion of cloves?
The infusion of cloves is used for both internal and external use. The recipe: place between 3 and 8 cloves in a cup. Pour boiling water over it. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the nails and add a spoon of liquid honey or a pinch of cinnamon to sweeten the preparation. The use of the "more concentrated" decoction is "to simmer 3 cloves in a little more than a cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes, then to let infuse a few minutes off the heat". Let cool, strain and use:
For internal use in the case of intestinal parasites and to relieve nausea, digestion and intestinal disorders. In addition to facilitating digestion, this infusion or decoction helps prevent and fight against influenza and other infectious diseases common in winter. To drink 2 to 3 times a day for a short time, one week maximum. Mouthwash can be practiced daily.
For external use: the infusion or decoction can be applied to the skin using compresses in the event of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes, but also to disinfect and promote healing of wounds.