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Cj (Longview,, Texas) on 08/11/2010:
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After returning from foreign travel, our family needed relief from traveler's diarrhea. We ground whole cloves in a coffee grinder and put them in capsules. We took a capsule with every meal for a few days. This fixed us right up. I have read that fresh ground cloves kill parasite eggs. Well, there is no denying that we are better and hopefully over the ailment.

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Lera (St Petersburg, Fl) on 02/11/2010:
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After doing research on cloves, I too discovered how good they are for toothache and sore throats...I also discovered they are very high in antioxidants... even better than berries like acai and guava... so using them as a breathe freshener also will keep your antioxidants high!

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Shelagh (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) on 09/14/2008:
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Clove powder is a natural anesthetic; dentists still use clove oil for treating toothaches. You can find clove oil at a pharmacy or your local natural foods store; I will numb a painful hot spot before treating it with my herbs, if I have the option.

The clove tincture is good also for humans: for a painfully sore throat; gargle as deeply down in the throat as possible, I recommend not swallowing this.

When my son was 6 he had a horrific tumble off his bicycle. His beautiful face was embedded with rough gravel and sand. I calmed him by reminding him to breath; in/out in/out. I reminded him how much I love him & asked if he had faith in his mommy... I honestly told him this tincture would sting like crazy, but only for a couple of seconds, then all the pain would be gone. I told him it would hurt less if he screamed as loud as he could while I dabbed it on... and then I told him I would scream with him, which he thought was hilarious. I had him pour the clove tincture onto the wash cloth, then I told him to take in a deep breath for a good long scream and with wash cloth at the ready...

He did. I did. A minute later he was laughing as I plucked gravel out of his face with tweezers. Spike is 24 now, he has no scars from this crash & burn, but good memories of how to calm a panicked child.

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TS (Rajah) (Wimbledon, UK) on 02/17/2008:
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Chewing cardamon or clove works quite effectively for bad breath.
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Donny (Miami, FL) on 05/31/2007:
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I rarely get sick. I am in pretty good shape, don't always exercise like I should, but I don't allow myself to get out of shape. However, every now and then I do catch something. Caught a sore throat the other day and instead of buying medicine from the store, I decided to go natural on the problem. I'm drinking only citrus juices (grapefruit is my preference), water, and tea with lemon and honey. For on the go relief I may take an aspirin (no more than 3 in 24 hours), and I take a couple whole cloves (not garlic, the spice), nibble on them a bit, and hold them between my teeth/cheeks and just suck on them. A little bitter, but instantly numbs the sore throat, and on the plus side, keeps your breath fresh and smelling like cinnamon! Excellent strategy, and I WILL use it in the future.
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Donnie (War-Town, GA) on 01/24/2007:
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Tried the whole cloves, only took a few minutes, and seems to be working great!
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Brenda (San Diego, Ca) on 03/01/2004:
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For No-see-ums in the ears, be sure to dilute a concentrated solution of oil of cloves, since it will cause your skin to peel. Start out with a very small diluted amount and work up a little at a time until no-see-ums are gone.
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