there is no specific evidence to support the use of clove oil for back pain.
Even its effectiveness in treating toothache is now also questionable. Based on
the currently available evidence, FDA (the United States Food and Drug
Administration) has downgraded its effectiveness for tooth pain.
But if you
use the oil for pain relief only, especially for mild pain, it’s probably worth
a try – at least a few studies on animals suggested it might help provide pain
Plus, there is no downside (topical application with clove oil is safe for most
people) and it’s an affordable pain reliever.
essential oils (including clove oil) are very concentrated. Use it carefully! If
you use them improperly, they may hurt your skin. So always dilute them with
carrier oil before full application to avoid the risk of skin irritation!
safe, see a doctor if:
pain is accompanied by any symptoms that worry you (e.g. bladder problems,
bowel problems, high fever, unintentional weight loss, or numbness /tingling /
weakness in legs).
doesn’t get better with rest or other lifestyle measures.
is constant severe, spreads elsewhere in the body, or gets worse over time.