A dab of Clove oil works wonders on an aching tooth until one can get to the doctor for proper treatment. It can be used in blends for rheumatism, arthritis and muscle aches and pains. It stimulates peristalsis and alleviates nausea. Clove oil has anti-fungal properties and can be used to treat athlete's foot. Diffused in an oil-lamp it can purify the air in a sick room and keep insects and mosquitoes away. It strengthens and stimulates the uterus and may ease the pain of labour. However, for this purpose it should only be used under proper supervision. Clove oil should be avoided entirely during the early stages of pregnancy. Use with caution.
The scent is invigorating and punchy and can be used to boost energy levels or to add extra potency to incense blends or ritual cups. Beware though, of its aphrodisiac powers! It is commonly used in love philtres and potions or carried in the pocket to attract a lover. Cloves offer protection and ward off evil spirits and jealousy. They also make a very potent ritual cleanse. Sometimes they are used for prosperity magic