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Side effect(s) of Clove oil

Read the side effects of Clove oil as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Skin: Mild skin and mucous membrane irritation, contact dermatitis, inflammation of lips and mouth

Blood: Blood clotting disorder

Gastrointestinal: Liver damage



Adverse effects like coma, acidosis, generalized seizure, disordered blood clotting and acute liver damage have been observed in children under 2 years of age who have consumed 5-10 ml of clove oil.

Other Precautions :  Ingestion of clove oil can cause adverse effects; this has been reported in children under 2 years of age
Using too much oil can make patients sensitive to it
Do not use for eyes, ears or nose
Avoid contact with the skin and gums; repeated use may cause gum damage
Clove oil or any of its components must not be used as an anesthetic for fish, especially for long exposures due to toxicity concerns for the fish and to humans consuming them

Drug Name : Clove oil

Clove oil generic Clove oil has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in dentistry as an analgesic (for relief of dental pain), for its use in dental cements, as a fragrance in aromatherapy oils, in transdermal drug delivery systems and in food as a flavoring agent. Clove oil is obtained by distillation of the flowers, stems and leaves of the clove tree. Its primary and bioactive constituent eugenol (constituting 49 - 87%) is well-known for its therapeutic properties and is widely used in dentistry as an analgesic for toothache , joint pain, and as a antispasmodic. Clove oil has also been found to possess antimicrobial (works against several bacteria and fungal strains), antiviral, anticancer, antioxidant (a neuroprotective for the treatment of memory deficits caused by oxidative stress), anti inflammatory, insecticidal, antidiabetic and lipid lowering properties.
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