Clove Eugenia caryophyllata Essential Oil Information

Eugenia caryophyllata

Clove Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Eugenia caryophyllata

Clove Bud

Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India & Indonesia

Flower buds








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Dark gold/brown

Medium/somewhat oily

Strong








Fragrance

Dark, earthy, spicy and bittersweet












Benefits

As a local anesthetic, for use in dental procedures and preparations. Treats common cold and flu symptoms, like fever, fatigue, and phlegm, plus fights bacteria and germs.  Used for bronchitis, arthritis, toothaches, sprains, rheumatism, insomnia and depression. Natural insect repellent.















Blends Well With

Rose, Ylang ylang, Lavandin, Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamont, and Bay Leaf, as well as Black Pepper, Chamomile, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Mandarin, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vanilla, Vetiver














Constituents

Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene, isocaryophyllene













Properties

Analgesic, antibiotic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, diuretic, disinfectant, sedative















Safety

Can irritate mucous membranes and the skin; use at a 1% dilution. Avoid in cases of alcoholism, hemophilia, prostatic cancer, kidney or liver issue, or if taking blood thinners or anticoagulants.















Misc Info

The ingestion of a drop of clove oil during smoking cessation is thought to reduce cravings. In Renaissance Europe, it was one of the go-to remedies and preventatives for the plague and other epidemics, of course they didn't know at the time about the strong anti-microbial properties of the oil.




















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