Essential Oils

From the beginning of early civilization, aromatic plants have been used for their therapeutic properties. They are parts of massage, reflexology, auricular therapy, compresses, marriage ceremonies, religion, cosmetics, medicine and many other parts of the human life.

Although the Egyptians are most often credited with being the first to use essential oils, the ancient Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Israelis, Arabs and Europeans all have credits with different medicines and perfumes.

Essential oils are distilled from plants, including leaves, flowers, stems, fruits etc. embodying the regenerating, protective and immune-strengthening properties. They also have many have anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties and are very powerful antioxidants.

Each week I will highlight different oil and give you a variety of ways you can use it in your day to day life.  This is to help educate you, as the reader in regard to the subject matter that is covered.  These are not provided to diagnose, proscribe, or treat any disease, illness or injured condition of the body. I shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in my blog.  This is in no way intended as a substitute for medical advice or counseling.  Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult a qualified healthcare professional.

 

CLOVE (Eugenia carophyllata)

Cloves are extracted using steam distillation from bud and stem. They are part of the shrubs and tree families (Myrtaceae). It has a spicy, warming, slightly bitter, wood, rich scent with an intensity of 5.  Blends well with basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rose, rosemary and ylang ylang.

Clove-Essential-Oil
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Common Primary Uses and Application Methods

Addictions (Tobacco)– Dilute 1:1  (1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop fraction coconut oil, grape seed or olive oil) before topical use.  Apply to reflex points or place on tongue with finger to remove desire to smoke.

Antioxidant– Place 1 drop under the tongue, or take in a capsule. Can also be used as flavoring in cooking.

Blood Clots– Dilute 1:1   (1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop fraction coconut oil, grape seed or olive oil) before topical use.  Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.  You can also place 1 drop under the tongue, or take in a capsule.  **** Clove oil demonstrated an ability to prevent the aggregation of platelets that can lead to blood clots and thrombosis both in- vivo and in- vitro.  (Saeed et al., 1994)

Candida-Dilute 1:1   (1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop fraction coconut oil, grape seed or olive oil) before topical use.  Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.  You can also place 1 drop under the tongue, or take in a capsule.

Corns, Lupus, Muscle Aches, Muscle Pain, Osteoporosis, Toothache, Warts or Wounds– Dilute 1:1   (1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop fraction coconut oil, grape seed or olive oil) before topical use.  Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.

Disinfectant, Metabolism Balance, Hormonal Balance– Diffuse with caution; it may irritate the nasal membranes if it is inhaled directly from a diffuser

Fever– Place 1 drop under the tongue, or take in a capsule.

Fungal infections, Liver Cleansing, Memory (mental stimulant), Mold, Plague, Termites, Thyroid Dysfunction, Tumor (Lipoma), Viral Infections-Dilute 1:1   (1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop fraction coconut oil, grape seed or olive oil) before topical use.  Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern. Diffuse with caution; it may irritate the nasal membranes if it is inhaled directly from a diffuser.

Oral Use as A Dietary Supplement: Clove oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA (21CFR182.20).  Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp honey or in a 4 0unce beverage.  Not used for children under 6 years old; Use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and older

Safety Data: Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization.  Use with caution during pregnancy.  Can irritate sensitive skin.

 

 

(Aroma Tools, 2015)

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