Home Remedy of the Week: Here’s Why Cloves Are a Perfect Natural Remedy for Toothache and How to Use the Miracle Spice
Home remedy of the week: Cloves for toothache (File Photo)

Clove aka Laung is one of the most common spices found in the Indian household. Sometimes used to make Kaadha drink (warm spice and herb-infused drink to beat common health issues) or to make tea or chai. Cloves are also generally used to as spice in curries as well. The medicinal properties of cloves or Laung have been very well known since ancient age. Clove buds come from the clove tree and are dried and are found commonly in form of spice, clove oil or clove powder. Rich in antiviral, anti-fungal and have stimulating properties, cloves are a very healthy form of spice. Mainly known to help beath toothache, cloves are also known to help keep indigestion, cough, asthma, stress, sore gums and mouth ulcers at bay. Home Remedy of the Week: Why Honey is The Best Natural Remedy For Sore Throat.

Cloves For Toothache

Cloves contain eugenol, which is known to have a strong anaesthetic effect. Therefore, cloves can help fight tooth pain easily. Moreover, cloves work as an antiseptic and can help fight germs and control infections from spreading. Cloves are also known to be very effective against cavities and help beat pain and sensitivity caused by it. Clove oil or powder have been used for dental care since eternity and have also been added to dental products such as toothpaste, mouthwashes etc. Clove oil is also used topically on the affected area. Dentists also mix clove oil with zinc oxide and use it as a temporary filling and soothe the nerve of the tooth.

How to Use Clove For Toothache

Simple ways to use clove for aching tooth is to directly stick a few cloves buds touching the painful area and keep them for 20 minutes at least. You can also chew them slowly. You will soon feel pain reducing from the affected area. You can do this using clove powder or clove oil as well. However, remember to dilute clove oil as it is usually quite strong.

Clove can also be generally used in your diet. You can sip some clove infused teas or brush your teeth with clove powder.