Be Young Essential Oils
(Eugenia caryophyllata) The German Commission E has approved clove oil as a topical anesthetic and for inflammatory changes of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. The essential oil from clove has been used for its medicinal properties, including its antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antiviral activity, and also has been shown to display anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, insect repellent, and anesthetic properties. Eugenol, a constituent of clove, is an integral part of the dentist's kit due to its analgesic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.
Clove bud has Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Clove bud extract, clove bud oil, are included in the FDA's "Everything Added to Food in the United States" (EAFUS) list.