On Monday my right molars ached again; next day they forced me to visit an Uddingston pharmacy to buy some painkilling pills. Surprisingly, I was recommended a vial of “clove oil” instead. It turned out to be clove as in the dried spice rather than a clove of garlic (which latter is seen as a kind of panacea where I come from). Anyway, it worked: next day there was less pain and today virtually none. In addition, maybe this time I at last won’t presently forget when to use clove and when clover.