Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum L.
Plant Part: Buds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the tree Syzgium aromaticum plant. It is a slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Clove Bud (Indonesia) Essential Oil smells like the actual cloves from which it has been distilled. The aroma of this oil is typical of the Indonesian variety, which is spicier than the Sri Lankan and Indian varieties, being less sweet and slightly more herbaceous. Because of this difference, we recommend that you order a sample before making a larger order.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Blends well with other spice oils including Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary and Rose.
CommmonUses: The bud of this evergreen, indigenous to Southeast Asia, has a long history as an effective agent for minor pains and aches, particularly dental pain because of its numerous effects on oral tissues. It is widely used in contemporary Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
History: The word Clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, since the shaft and head of the clove bud resembles an ancient nail. Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of spices of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. Today it is used worldwide as a culinary spice from East Indian masala blends to Dutch cheeses, in herbal cigarettes and pomanders, and even as an ant repellent.
Cautions: Clove Bud Oil can cause sensitization in some individuals and should be used in dilution. It should also be avoided during pregnancy.
Consult your competent practitioner for all issues related to your own personal health. The information on this page and this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. It relates to historical application of essential oils and should not be construed as claims or medical advice.
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