If you are suffering from a toothache, you must try cloves as a natural remedy that will help you until you go to the dentist. Cloves are mostly known as a spice and are often used in mulled wine, while in India, they are used in foods that are hard to digest or as a natural tooth pain reliever.

How does it work?

As soon as you feel the pain, put a clove on the painful spot and bite it. Hold it on the spot for 15 minutes to an hour – the pain will gradually decrease and eventually vanish. If the toothache is strong, use clove oil which acts as a strong anesthetic and can successfully relieve the pain.

Massage the sore spot with a small amount of clove oil to reduce the pain even faster. The effect will be similar to getting an anesthetic shot at the dentist.

It’s not just the anesthetic effect that helps – clove oil fights infections and freshens your breath as well. The eugenol content of cloves is responsible for their fine aroma and acts as a numbing agent while eliminating all bacteria in the oral cavity. Furthermore, cloves can even help you with digestive problems.