Clove: MedlinePlus supplements

Posted July 05, 2017

The clove looks PROBABLY SAFE for most people when ingested in amounts present in food, you do not have enough information about the safety of taking clove orally In medicinal amounts.

The oil or clove cream containing clove flowers is PROBABLY SAFE when applied to the skin. However, frequent and continuous application of clove oil to the mouth or gums can sometimes cause damage to the gums, pulp of teeth, skin and mucous membranes.

Inhalation of smoke from clove cigarettes or the injection of clove oil into the veins is not likely to cause side effects such as respiratory problems and lung infections. nail can also cause irritation and tenderness in the mouth as well as damage to the tissues of the teeth.

Children : In children, clove oil is NOT PROBABLY SAFE to take by mouth. It can cause serious side effects such as seizures, liver damage and fluid imbalances.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding : Clove IS PROBABLY SAFE when taken orally in amounts present in food. There is not enough reliable information on whether clove intake is safe in medicinal doses in pregnant or lactating women. Be cautious and avoid consumption.

Bleeding disorders : Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol that appears to slow blood clotting. There is concern that taking clove oil could cause bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.