Medicinal Herbs and ADHD


Scientific Name: Syzygium aromaticum


  • Volatile oil: eugenol, eugenin, caryophyllin & beta-carophyllene
  • Fixed oil
  • Tannins
  • Gum/Resin

Medicinal actions:

  • Analgesic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-platelet
  • Carminative & Antispasmodic
  • Cytotoxic

Mechanism of Action & Pharmacology:

  • Volatile oil, eugenol appears primarily responsible for analgesic, antioxidant and antimicrobial effects.
  • Eugenols analgesic properties may be mediated by α2-adrenergic and opioidergic receptors, and inhibition of calcium channels in afferent neurons when applied topically.


  • Powdered herb
  • Infusion
  • Tincture

Safety & Toxicity Concerns:

  • Clove oil may irritate mucosal tissues.
  • Use caution with internal use in alcoholism, hemophilia, kidney or liver disease, prostate cancer or lupus.
  • Mild potential for eugenol and clove oil to induce delayed skin hypersensitivity, or to elicit reactions due to pre-existing skin sensitization.


  • Theoretical additive effect with other blood thinners (anticoagulants).

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