Apparently because the reporters are so ignorant about essential oils, news reports on this much publicized clove study seemed to focus more on the Mediterranean diet and encourage people to add more spices to their meals. But the study was actually done with essential oils.
- levels of phenolic compounds
- capacity to give off hydrogen
- ability to reduced lipid peroxidation
- power to reduce iron
The oils tested were
- clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
- oregano (Origanum vulgare)
- thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- rosemary (Rosmarinus funcionarios cinalis)
- sage (Salvia funcionarios cinalis)
“Out of the five antioxidant properties tested, cloves had the highest capacity to give off hydrogen, reduced lipid peroxidation well, and was the best iron reducer,” says Juana Fernández-López, one of the authors of the study and a researcher at the UMH.
Of course, Young Living distributors have known about the power of clove oil for decades. Young Living clove oil tested at 1,078,700 on the ORAC scale of antioxidant capacity! Compare that to blueberries at 2,400.
This brings new respect for Young Living’s Thieves products. Clove is the first ingredient in Thieves oil blend. So integrating a variety of Thieves products—as basic as toothpaste—into your daily life is an easy way to enjoy the significant benefits of clove.
And there are about 40 more Young Living products that contain clove oil.