Clove bud is used in the food flavor trade. Clove has been use to calm the pain from a tooth ache and was actually used in dentistry for many years. It is used in small amounts in mouthwashes, toothpastes, soaps, creams and lotions. You can easily make your own toothpaste using baking soda, fractionated coconut, my personal choice, or jojoba oil and add a few drops of clove essential oil. You can use clove essential oil for air purifying candles.
Mental stimulant for emotional problems and to concentrate the mind. May relieve some headaches particularly if caused by colds or flu. Antimicrobial for a wide variety of infections. Used in massage to warm the skin and muscles for those suffering from cold conditions or aches and pains following exercise.
Caution: Be sure to DILUTE clove with a carrier oil prior to applying to your gums or on any part of your body. Clove is a HOT oil. If you get some on your gums or skin undiluted it will burn. Applying any carrier oil, olive oil to the affected area will bring relief.