This Toothache Clove oil recipe may help with dental pains. Cloves have been used as a folk remedy to relieve a toothache. Its eugenol constituent has both antimicrobial and anesthetic properties, and the German Commission E has approved clove as both a topical antiseptic and as a local anesthetic.
Toothache Clove Oil
1 cup castor oil
Q-tips or cotton balls
Toothache Clove Oil Instructions
Soak the cloves in castor oil in a sealed glass bottle for two weeks. Remove cloves.
For a tooth ache, adults can apply the oil locally to the affected area with a Q-tip or cotton ball, avoiding skin and mucus membranes.
See a Dentist for acute and ongoing pain. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Clove oil possesses anti-inflammatory and peripheral antinociceptive activities. From: Daniel, A. N., Sartoretto, S. M., Schmidt, G., Caparroz-Assef, S. M., Bersani-Amado, C. A., & Cuman, R. K. N. (2009). Anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities A of eugenol essential oil in experimental animal models. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 19(1B), 212-217.
The study tested anaesthetic activity of β-caryophyllene, one of the main components of clove oil from S. aromaticum. From: Ghelardini, C., Galeotti, N., Mannelli, L. D. C., Mazzanti, G., & Bartolini, A. (2001). Local anaesthetic activity of β-caryophyllene. Il Farmaco, 56(5), 387-389. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0014-827X(01)01092-8
Clove and eugenol exerted immunomodulatory/anti-inflammatory effects. From: Bachiega, T. F., de Sousa, J. P. B., Bastos, J. K., & Sforcin, J. M. (2012). Clove and eugenol in noncytotoxic concentrations exert immunomodulatory/anti‐inflammatory action on cytokine production by murine macrophages. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 64(4), 610-616.
The constituents of eugenol, carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene and γ-terpinene were effective against oral bacteria. From: Miladi, H., Zmantar, T., Kouidhi, B., Al Qurashi, Y. M. A., Bakhrouf, A., Chaabouni, Y., … & Chaieb, K. (2017). Synergistic effect of eugenol, carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene and γ-terpinene on inhibition of drug resistance and biofilm formation of oral bacteria. Microbial pathogenesis, 112, 156-163.
Clove was antimicrobial against oral pathogens. From: Cai, L., & Wu, C. D. (1996). Compounds from Syzygium aromaticum possessing growth inhibitory activity against oral pathogens. Journal of Natural Products, 59(10), 987-990.
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