Clove bud has a delicious spicy, woody, and warm aroma. It is often used in formulations for dental care such as mouthwashes. It is used throughout Chinese medicine to help with skin infections, digestive issues, intestinal parasites, toothaches, nausea, and bronchitis. It is a very potent oil and can cause skin irritations if not used correctly. Its properties include analgesic, antibacterial, anticlotting, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, expectorant, insecticide, and stimulant.