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Generic: clove
an herbal product - treats Dental pain, Fever reduction, Mosquito repellent, and Premature ejaculation
               



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Evidence

DISCLAIMER: These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.

Dental pain: Clove essential oil is commonly used as a dental pain reliever. Early studies have found that a homemade clove gel may be as effective as benzocaine 20% gel. Clove oil combined with zinc oxide paste may be effective for dry socket (inflammation after tooth extraction).
Grade: B

Fever reduction: Animal studies suggest that clove can lower fever, but no reliable human studies are available.
Grade: C

Mosquito repellent: In lab and field tests, undiluted clove oil repelled multiple species of mosquitoes for up to two hours. However, undiluted clove oil may also cause skin rash in sensitive people.
Grade: C

Premature ejaculation: A small amount of human research reports that a combination cream with clove and other herbs may be helpful in the treatment of premature ejaculation. However, well- designed studies of the effectiveness of clove alone are needed before a conclusion can be drawn.
Grade: C

Tradition

WARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Abdominal pain, acaricidal (an agent that destroys mites), allergies, antibacterial, antifungal, antihistamine, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, asthma, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), athlete's foot, bad breath, blood purifier, blood thinner, cancer, cavities, colic, cough, counterirritant, decreased gastric transit time, dental plaque and gingivitis (mouthwash), diabetes, diarrhea, dyspepsia, expectorant, flavoring (for food and cigarettes), food preservative, gout, hernia, herpes simplex virus, hiccups, high blood pressure, inflammation, insecticidal, insulin mimetic, gas, lice, lipid- lowering, mouth and throat inflammation, mouthwash, muscle relaxant, nausea or vomiting, pain, neurodegeneration, oral candidiasis (thrush), muscle spasm, oral edema, parasites, smooth muscle relaxant (clove oil), stomach pain, tooth or gum pain, toxicity (prevention of arsenite- induced toxicity), ulcers, vaginal candidiasis (prevention and treatment), vasorelaxant (clove oil).
               
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