Anti-Cancer Benefits Eugenol has also been fount to be a promising anti-cancer agent in numerous studies, potent against melanoma, skin tumors, osteosarcoma (bone), leukemia, cervical, breast, colon, and gastric cancers. Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22634840 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22126019 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21939359 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20858534 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21044050 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2104405
Cloves are an ancient spice Chinese used over 2000 years to "sweeten the breath". Historically used for digestive problems, headaches, and earaches. They are also a natural anesthetic (due to the eugenol oil) which is why they were often used for dental procedures in centuries past. http://yldist.com/a2z4health/
PAINFUL JOINTS - BASIL: drink an infusion (a tea made by pouring boiling water on a handful of basil leaves) twice a day. The eugenol oil in the plant appears to block the effects of an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase which triggers inflammation and pain.
Over-the-counter toothache medicines will help ease the pain from a toothache or broken tooth. Many are available, including those containing eugenol (oil of cloves), such as Red Cross Toothache Medicine, benzocaine, such as Orajel, and those containing both, such as Dent's Toothache Drops.
Tulsi, Vana (Ocimum gratissimum), packet of 30 seeds, certified organically grown. This is the wild form that is very high in eugenol (oil of clove). As a garden grown tea herb, it weighs up heavily and may be used by itself or blended with leaves of other types of tulsi.
Tulsi (ocimum sanctum), which is often referred to as holy basil, is a potent herb that has been used in India for thousands of years to treat colds, coughs, and the flu. According to Ayurveda, holy basil promotes purity and lightness in the body, cleansing the respiratory tract of toxins, and relieving digestive gas and bloating. Holy basil leaves offer a rich source of essential oil, containing eugenol, nerol, camphor, and a variety of terpenes and flavonoids.
Cloves are one of the highly prized spices, widely recognized in the world. They’re anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic & analgesic. They’re packed with antioxidants & are good sources of minerals, omega-3’s, & vitamins. The spice contains eugenol which has local anesthetic properties that can temporarily alleviate toothaches while helping pull out any infection. In tea form, it can lessen, or prevent, colds & flu & is used as an expectorant, making it easier to cough up phlegm. #dherbs
The Miracle of Cloves & Clove Oil. Clove Oil: thought to have multiple uses as an anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, analgesic, & sedative, Clove oil particularly shines as an anesthetic & antimicrobial. It's marketed as “Eugenol” to dentists world wide as a natural pain killer & for toothaches. A toothpaste can be made by combining clove oil & baking soda; when mixed with zinc oxide powder, it makes an excellent temporary cement for lost fillings & loose crowns.