Clove Oil Benefits for Seniors

Clove Oil Benefits for Seniors

 

The main components of cloves are phenols, in particular, eugenol. They make-up about 80-90% of the oil and provide it with a distinctive spicy aroma.

 

Phenols are very active substances. They act as stimulants of the nervous system and have very strong antiseptic and antibacterial properties. However, phenols are also very caustic.

 

They can irritate the skin and mucous membranes and can be toxic to the liver.

 

IMP: Only use clove oil solution, as it is very concentrated and may cause irritation. Also, be sure to consult with your physician prior to trying any of the given remedies.

 

Clove oil contains eugenol (phenol, which fights infection).

 

The aroma of clove oil brings a pleasant, spicy smell to your home. You can use it to flavor the air in the house.

 

Major Benefits:

 

Toothache relief:

 

Clove oil can give an antiseptic, analgesic effect, which makes it a great remedy for toothache, but make sure you apply it in limited quantity.

 

Fresh breath:

 

For antiseptic mouthwash, mix:

 

2 drops of clove oil

5 drops of tea tree oil

4 drops of thyme oil

10 ml of vodka.

 

Add 200 ml of distilled water and mix. Use as a mouthwash twice a day.

 

Infection control:

 

The natural antispasmodic and expectorant action of cloves makes it useful when used in the fight against common colds, and digestive problems in seniors.

 

When you suffer from a cold or flu, use the following mixture to prevent the infection from spreading:

 

add 2 drops of clove oil and cinnamon and 10 drops of orange oil to 40 milliliters of water. Spray the mixture around the room to freshen the air.

 

To combat diarrhea, put a warm compress on your stomach, moistened with hot water mixed with 2-3 drops of clove oil and ginger and mint oils. Clove oil is effective in killing germs and offering relief from pain, while ginger and mint can help improve digestion.

 

Other benefits:

 

You can get the maximum benefit from clove oil, using its antiseptic, antibacterial properties, using it in steam inhalation, and not just as a massage oil. Clove oil fumes also make breathing easier and reduce digestive problems.

 

Clove improves memory and, when mixed with rosemary, increases concentration and relieves depression.

 

About Supplemental Plans: Elderly who’s above 65 and considering additional plans can utilize Medicare Supplement Plans. The coverage can pay for coinsurance and copay on behalf of him/her.