Oil of cloves, also known as Clove oil, is an essential oil from the clove plant, Syzygium aromaticum. It is a natural analgaesic and antiseptic used primarily in dentistry for its main ingredient eugenol. It can also be purchased in pharmacies over the counter, as a home remedy for dental pain relief. Clove oil is often used to relieve pain caused by dry socket, a possible complication of tooth extraction.Clove oil has an unpleasant taste, so it is advised to prevent the oil from touching the tongue.