Clove Bud essential oil
Botanical (and family):
Syzygium Aromaticum, or, Eugenia Caryophyllata.. Family Myrtaceae
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.
Water distillation of the buds, leaves, or stalks and stems.
A pale yellow liquid with characteristic sweet-spicy-woody odour.
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.
Dental preparations, toothpaste, soaps, perfumes, printing ink, glue and varnish.
- Blends well with:
- Basil, Benzoin, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Orange, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary.
- RSA – Produced in South Africa
- Unless a stated blend, our oils are in a completely natural, unadulterated state.
- Where possible, we purchase direct from source.
- We access 32% of our range from Southern African Farmers.
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