Cloves are the unopened flower buds of the clove tree. An evergreen native to Indonesia and India that grows from eight to twelve meters in height, the clove tree produces flower buds in clusters that are pale in color at first, become green, and then bright red, when they are ready for harvesting. Dried cloves are brown, hard, and nail-like in shape. The English name derives from the Latin clavus (nail); the French word for nail is clou.
A) Clove Oil For Toothache:
You can make your own clove oil at home by pounding 3 small cloves to fine pieces and then adding it to 1 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil and heating it under sunlight. Once warmed up, strain to get clove oil. Dip a piece of cotton in this oil and use it as a compress on the affected teeth but it is not as effective as clove essential oil.
B) Clove Essential Oil For Toothache:
Clove essential oil is really wonderful in bringing the inflammation and pain. To use, just take tiny bit of clove essential oil using a earbud and place it on the affected area. Use only a tiny drop, just enough to wet the earbud. After applying wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing your mouth. You can also mix 3 drops of clove essential oil in 1 tbsp coconut oil, dip a cotton and use it as a compress on the affected tooth too.
C) Clove Essential Oil Gargle For Gum Inflammation & Tooth Sensitivity:
Pound 2 cloves in a mortar and pestle to break them and then boil them in a cup of water till the water changes color and reduces a little. Add 2 drops of clove essential oil and mix well. Strain and use the water as a gargle for treating all dental problems including gum inflammation, tooth sensitivity, toothache and swollen gums.