20 November 2008

Clove Essential Oil has the highest anti-oxidant capability of any essential oil, perhaps one of the highest known for a food or supplement (read cautions before ingesting) - it has been included in some 'longevity' formulas for this reason.

Clove is a medium sized evergreen tree native to Indonesia. Clove buds are a widely used spice and flavor ingredient. Our Clove Bud essential oil is made from the immature buds and is the safest type of clove oil, but still should be use with caution (use in low dilution of 1% or less). The oil is a yellow liquid has a spicy, warm, sweet aroma with a fresh top note.

Botanical Name
Eugenia caryophyllata

Origin
Indonesia and Macca

Color
Golden Yellow/Brown

Consistency/Viscosity
Medium, Slightly Oily (medium to watery)

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer

Strength of Initial Aroma
Strong

Extraction Method
Water distillation is used for the extraction of clove essential oil

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene, isocaryophyllene, Furfurol, and Pinene

Therapeutic Properties
Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic, anti-infectious, carminative, disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Clove oil is be used for acne bruises, burns and cuts
  • It helps in relieving pain with mouth sores, toothache, rheumatism and arthritis
  • It benefits our digestive system and is effective against vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, spasms and parasites and bad breath
  • It is used for relieving respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis)
  • Its disinfecting action is useful in cases of infectious diseases
  • It's fragrance helps in keeping moths at bay
  • Has been traditionally used as an antiseptic and antibiotic
  • Clove essential oil is strongly antimicrobial, antiseptic, hemostatic and anti-inflammatory. Because of it's strong anti-parasitic action, Clove is also for elimination of parasites from one's own digestive system
  • Clove is also commonly used for numbing tooth pain, and may be effective in speeding the healing of mouth and gum sores
  • Clove oil can also be used to assist breaking of tobacco addiction by placing a drop on the tongue with one's finger
Precaution
  • It should not be used in massages or in baths, as it may irritate the skin and mucous membrane
  • Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulant
  • It must not be used during pregnancy.
  • Can act as a blood thinner, and should be avoided if using a prescription thinner such as Coumarin or Wafarin.
  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Irritating to the skin, dilute before topical use.
Blend With
Basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rose, rosemary and ylang ylang

Recipe
Apply clove essential oil topically (diluted to 1% or less in carrier oil) or diffuse

For mouth sores or painful teeth :
Apply a drop to the affected area with finger, or add one or two drops to 4 ounces of water and gargle. Can also be consumed internally in the same fashion

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