Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 1, 2022.
What are other common names?
- Caryophyllus aromaticus
- Eugenia aromatica
- Eugenia caryophyllata
- Eugenia caryophyllus
- Syzygium aromaticum
- Caryophylli Flos
- Clove Bud
- Clove Flower
- Clove Flowerbud
- Clove Leaf
- Clove Oil
- Clove Stem
- Cloves Bud
- Ding Xiang
- Oil of Clove
- Tropical Myrtle
What is this product used for?
Clove is a spice and is also sold as a dietary supplement. It is used by some people to ease pain, especially in the mouth. Some people use it on the skin to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.
Do not use this product in children.
Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.
Do not smoke clove cigarettes. They can harm your lungs.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs to thin your blood. These are drugs like warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs to dissolve blood clots. These are drugs like alteplase, reteplase, or streptokinase.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs to help with swelling or inflammation. These are drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:
Mouth or throat irritation
What should I watch for?
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Bruising or bleeding that is not normal
Changes in menstrual periods like lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles
Last Reviewed Date2021-04-21
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