Effective for toothache pain, A mild form of gum disease (gingivitis), Bad breath, Cough, Diarrhea, Dry socket (alveolar osteitis), Gas (flatulence), Early orgasm in men (premature ejaculation), Indigestion (dyspepsia),Nausea and vomiting.
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Lemongrass, or sweet rush (Cymbopogon citratus), contains citral, obtained by steam distillation of the leaves. The plant is common in Asian cuisine and is also used in scented cosmetics and medicine.
Citronella grass (C. nardus) contains geraniol (citronella oil), used in cosmetics and insect repellents.Lemongrass oil contains 70–80 percent citral, which may be isolated by distillation. Other natural sources include the oils of verbena and citronella.
Citral can be synthesized from myrcene. Ionone and methylionone, made from citral, are used in perfumery; ionone is also converted into synthetic vitamim A
Possible side effects include:
- Application of clove oil in the mouth or on the gums can sometimes cause damage to the gums, tooth pulp, skin, and mucous membranes. Application of clove oil or cream to the skin can sometimes cause burning and irritation of the skin.
- Children: In children, clove oil is LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth. It can cause severe side effects such as seizures, liver damage, and fluid imbalances.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Clove is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. There isn't enough reliable information to know if clove is safe to use in larger medicinal amounts when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
- Bleeding disorders: Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol that seems to slow blood clotting. There is a concern that taking clove oil might cause bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
- Diabetes: Clove contains chemicals that might affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar closely if you have diabetes and take clove.
- Surgery: Cloves contain chemicals that might affect blood sugar levels and slow blood clotting. There is a concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control or cause bleeding during or after surgery It is also flammable and could be fatal if it is swallowed and goes into the airway.
- Cloves may also increase the chance of bleeding or increase the body’s response to warfarin. It is important to discuss the use of any herbal products with a medical professional so that they can review potential side effects and interactions
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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