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Grandma Used Clove Powder I Use Clove Oil


Author: Suzette L.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 10-26-2012
Views: 3,991
Word Count: 133
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7907-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I hate taking antibiotics, and will only do so if it is absolutely necessary. When I manifested a tooth ache, and had my dentist confirm that it was an infection and not anything more serious, she prescribed an antibiotic. I always get yeast infections from them, so I chose to go natural instead.

My grandma always used Clove powder for tooth discomfort, so I chose Clove oil to apply. I put a few drops on either a cotton swab or on a cotton ball and placed it directly on the area of the gum where the infection was. It reduced the pain temporarily with each application, and in less than a week, the infection was gone.

I also was gargling twice everyday with Thieves mouthwash, and I know that helped, too!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: abscessed-tooth,dental,teeth,toothache — Study 1: "[Oil pulling] would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss." Study 2: "Oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with halitosis." Study 3: "The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis." Study 4: "Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health." Study 5: "The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken, and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action."Link
2.Associated topics: abscessed-tooth,dental,teeth,toothache — "Both clove and benzocaine gels had significantly lower mean pain scores than placebos. No significant difference was observed between clove and benzocaine regarding pain scores. Clove gel might possess a potential to replace benzocaine as a topical [anesthetic] agent before needle insertion."Link

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