Clove oil has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes, including:
As an antimicrobial, to help kill bacteria
As a pain reliever for conditions such as toothache and muscle pain
For digestive upset
To relieve respiratory conditions like cough and asthma
While many different chemicals have been identified in clove oil, a compound called eugenol is one of the primary components.
Like many essential oils, researchers have been working to evaluate the potential health benefits of clove oil and its components. Let’s take a deeper dive into what some of the research says so far.