This aromatic spice, being anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, is ideal for pain relief. Its active ingredient, Eugenol, helps relieve pain by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation.

Cloves are used in the form of a paste made out of its powder along with cinnamon oil. This paste is then applied on to the pain producing area. Clove oil is also applied onto the painful body part.

If you are on blood thinners, do not take clove products, particularly clove oil as it can raise the chances of abnormal bleeding. Be careful when heating a derivative of clove as its aroma may enter the eyes and trachea. It can also irritate the skin.

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