Clove Essential Oil and Oral Pathogens

Compounds from Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oil inhibit growth of oral pathogens Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, P. gingivalis, and P. intermedia.

The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16h century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the island. Many islanders died from epidemics that followed.

Courmont et al. demonstrated that a solution of .05% eugenol from clove oil was sufficient to kill tuberculosis bacillus (Gattefosse, 1990).

Medicinal Properties

Anti-aging, antitumoral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic/anesthetic, the most powerful antioxidant of anything known on earth (ORAC of 1,078,700 uTE/100g), anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach protectant (ulcers), antiparasitic, anticonvulsant.*
Benefits of Clove

Clove may be helpful in: Anti-aging, cardiovascular disease, arthritis/rheumatism, hepatitis, intestinal parasites/infections, numbing all types of pain, throat/sinus/lung infections, cataracts, ulcers, lice, toothache, acne.*

Compounds from Clove inhibit growth of oral pathogens Streptococcus mutans (the bacteria in our mouth that causes tartar/plaque/cavities is killed by Clove essential oil), Actinomyces viscosus, P. gingivalis, and P. intermedia.


“Based on the fact that I don’t have any tartar on my teeth and haven’t had a dental cleaning in 6 years is convincing evidence enough for me that the Thieves Ultra Toothpaste and Thieves Mouthwash are completely responsible for eradicating cavity and tartar producing bacteria from my mouth. All the more reason to avoid fluoride and all the other chemicals typically found in commercial toothpaste – yes, even those found in natural food stores as they are not 100% edible like the Thieves toothpaste!” ~ Evelyn V.

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Young Living’s KidScents Toothpaste, the adults Thieves Ultra (an excellent choice), and the Thieves Mouthwash contain Thieves essential oil – the Thieves blend contains Clove!

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[Note: * anticoagulant properties can be enhanced when combined with Warfarin, aspirin, etc.]

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