Cloves Scientific Name
Cloves Other Names
French: Clou de girofle
Hindi: Laung, Lavang
What is Clove?
Common forms of Cloves
Clove is commonly used for:
- Anal fissures
- Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
- Bad breath
- Dry socket (alveolar osteitis)
- Gas (flatulence)
- Indigestion (dyspepsia)
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Mananging high cholesterol
- Swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis)
- Toothache (Odontalgia, dentalgia, odontodynia, odontogenic pain)
Cloves Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant women: Clove is likely safe when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. There isn’t enough reliable information to know if clove is safe to use in larger medicinal amounts when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Children: Clove oil intake is likely unsafe for children as it is more concentrated and can cause severe side effects such as seizures, liver damage, and fluid imbalances.
Injecting clove oil into the veins is not recommended and can cause side effects such as breathing problems and lung disease.