A recent study found that Clove Essential Oil significantly reduces inflammation. They said the following:
Clove Essential Oil has been used in traditional public medicine to relieve nasal obstruction and musculoskeletal pain which imply antiinflammatory activity for the plant.
Analgesic, anesthetic, spasmolytic and antibacterial effects of Clove Oil were demonstrated by several scientific studies.
The current study proves the antiinflammatory activity of Clove Essential Oil in vivo… and appears to be a promising agent for drug research.