Botanical Name: Eugenia aromatica
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flower buds
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Warm, spicy, woody, with a slightly fruity top note
Largest Producing Countries: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Madagascar
Traditional Use: This oil is usually associated with dental preparations due to its analgesic properties. Clove also has a long history in Chinese medicine.
Properties: Analgesic, antiaging, antibacterial, anticlotting, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic
Benefits: Asthma, chest infections, colic, diarrhea, exhaustion, flu, flatulence, indigestion, insect repellent, muscle pain, nausea, ringworm, scabies, sprains, stale breath, toothache, ulcers, wounds. Clove oil is high in eugenol. This constituent gives this oil analgesic properties which makes it useful for toothaches. The anti-inflammatory action of this oil helps with insect bites and reduces the swelling.
Blends Well With: Allspice, bay, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Clove oil will darken or thicken with age and exposure to air.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant and in liver and kidney conditions. May cause skin irritation.