CLOVE BUD , CLOVE LEAF
Eugenia carophyllata Tanzania, flowerbud, steam distilled.
Please read the warnings below before using Clove Bud Essential
Oil. Clove bud has one valuable first aid benefit; Clove oil numbs
the nerves. This quality makes it a valuable emergency treatment
for a tooth ache. Just a drop of Clove Oil on a cotton swab applied
to the sore tooth, not to the surrounding gum area, can provide
dramatic relief from the pain of a toothache. (Use at your own
risk, of course!)
Clove oil is a useful contribution to blends for the diffuse
or lamp. It is said to be an aphrodisiac in very small quantities.
It is stimulating to the mind and memory, helpful in cases of
fatigue and/or depression. Some claim it is helpful with headaches.
There are those who recommend it as part of various arthritis
and rheumatism blends although I find either black pepper or ginger
safer and as effective, Some sources recommend Clove Oil for various
pulmonary afflictions, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, etc.
I would consider adding a drop to a Niouli based blend for the
above, to sweeten the scent of the more medicinal oils. Its high
level of eugenol makes it an excellent antiseptic, another reason
to diffuse it when battling a virus or infection.
Clove is definitely an essential oil to be used with caution
WARNING:Clove oil is a known dermal and mucous membrane irritant
and sensitizer. It should not be used on the skin, or, if necessary,
used in very weak dilution (less than 1%). It should not ever
be applied to broken or irritated skin.
A Remedy For
Bronchitis Colds Cough Dental pain Fever Sore throat Tendency
to infection In Asian medicine, Cloves are also used for stomach
ailments, bad breath, and skin diseases, but their effectiveness
for these purposes has not been confirmed. Clove
is a wonder for toothaches and abscesses when dabbed on the tooth
(very, very carefully). Clove is a "hot" spice oil and can burn
if used on the skin undiluted. Clove is stimulating to the mind,
enhances concentration and can act as an aphrodisiac. It blends
well with lavender, bergamot, orange, vanilla, vetiver, ylang
ylang & other florals. It can help sweeten some medicinal smelling
blends. A great oil for potpourris and other home fragrance products.
Clove is irritating to the skin and mucous membranes so extreme
care should be taken when using on the skin. It must be diluted
to less than .75% Avoid during pregnancy and do not use on babies
or young children
What It Is; Why It Works
An extremely aromatic plant (the entire tree smells of Cloves),
this familiar herb grows in tropical regions such as Tanzania,
Madagascar, and Brazil. The medicinal element, oil of Cloves,
is extracted from the plant's flower buds, leaves, and fruit.
Boasting antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and pain-killing
effects, it is used primarily as a local anesthetic, especially
for toothache. The Cloves found in the typical kitchen spice rack
are flower buds picked at the embryo stage. (If picked when mature,
they lose their pungency.) They appeared in Europe as early as
the 4th Century A.D. In India and Indonesia, they are still smoked
Blends well with: rose, lavender, vanilla, clary
sage, bergamot, bay leaf, lavandin, allspice, ylang, orange, lemon,
lime, litsea, cinnamon, peppermint. Basil, black pepper, cajeput,
cinnamon, ginger, lemon, Spanish Marjoram, nutmeg, orange, rosemary
A special blend of: clove, sandalwood, musk,
& cherry is worn in Sudan at wedding parties.
Tincture of cloves has been used for skin infections
(scabies, athlete's foot); for digestive upsets, for intestinal
parasites; to ease the pain of childbirth (steeped in wine); toothaches.
Useful in preventing flatulence, helping to treat
diarrhea & stomach & intestinal problems, antibacterial/antiseptic,
antidepressant, anti fungal, anti viral, flea & fly repellent,
memory & stamina enhancement.
Sniffing the oil will reduce drowsiness, irritability
& headaches, assists memory recall & increases blood circulation.
Clove oil diluted to 1% is very effective in
killing bacteria. Used in toothpaste's & mouthwashes (very small
amounts). A couple drops in your suntan lotion will repel insects.
For lineaments: use *hot* oils such as cinnamon
or clove, diluted into either an oil or alcohol base, this is
rubbed on the spots that are needing it.
Different than a massage oil, lineaments are
meant to be used only on spots where they are needed. Always wash
your hands after using this oil.. to avoid touching your eyes
and burning them