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clove bud essential oil

  • Botanical (and family):
    Syzygium Aromaticum, or, Eugenia Caryophyllata.. Family Myrtaceae
  • Distribution:
    Native to Indonesia. Cultivated in Madagascar, Philippines, Molluca and Zanzibar.
  • Description of plant:
    An evergreen columnar tree to thirty feet with reddish-brown nail-shaped flower buds and small grey leaves. The Latin "clavus" means nail-shaped.
  • Extraction:
    Water distillation of the buds, leaves, or stalks and stems.
  • Charactersitics:
    A pale yellow liquid with characteristic sweet-spicy-woody odour.
  • Odour effects:
    Stimulating, pungent.
  • Cautions:
    A definite skin irritant. Use in massage only in minute doses.
  • Main chemical constituents:
    Beta-caryophyene, humulenes - 6%
    Eugenol, aceteugenol, isoeugenol - 90%
  • Properties and indications:
    Strengthens memory and lifts depression. Useful for lethargy.
    Benefits digestive system. Effective against vomiting, intestinal spasm, dyspepsia, and parasites. Tonic effect on kidneys, stomach and spleen. Renowned pain-relieving properties i.e. toothache, rheumatism, arthritis. Has been used for tuberculosis, asthma and bronchitis. Known aphrodisiac.
    May alleviate skin sores, ulcers.
  • Other uses:
    Dental preparations, toothpaste, soaps, perfumes, printing ink, glue and varnish.
  • Blends well with:
    Basil, Benzoin, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Orange, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary.