Clove Bud Oil: Using clove bud oil for hypothyroidism March 11 2014
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located within the front of the neck, just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid plays an important role in regulating the body's metabolism and calcium balance. It releases a combination of hormones in order to do this, and if this hormone balance is thrown off, various symptoms can arise. Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormally low thyroid hormone production. Because thyroid hormone affects growth, development, and many cellular and metabolic processes, inadequate thyroid hormone can have widespread consequences for the body. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, unexplained weight gain, puffy face, weakness, elevated blood cholesterol levels, stiffness or swelling in your joints, thinning hair, and more. Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune disorder that is characterized by hypothyroidism that is essentially due to the thyroid gland being attacked by a person’s body.
Clove bud oil has anti-infectious, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can greatly help as a supplemental therapy as a person undergoes various levels of medical treatment for hypothyroidism.
How to use clove bud oil to assist in treatment of Hypothyroidism:
Place 1-2 drops of undiluted clove bud oil directly onto the neck in the area of the thyroid. For a reference point, see here. Repeat 1-2 times a day.
Place 3-5 drops in a warm bath or shower. Soak in the steam from this at least once a day.
Place 3-5 drops in a steam vaporizer and use throughout the day.
Place 1-3 drops into 1 teaspoon carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba) and massage directly onto the bottom of the feet. Cover with socks and wear overnight.
In large quantities, clove oil may be toxic, so use caution when incorporating it into a home remedy. In addition, clove oil may also irritate surrounding tissues (such as gums, tongue and lips) so it’s best to start small and dilute the oil before working your way up to a stronger concentration.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.