Clove Bud essential oil has a wonderfully fresh, warm and spicy aroma. It has a warming and energizing effect and can be beneficial in strengthening mental weakness and improving concentration. Also known to stimulate circulation and relieve muscular aches and pains.
- Latin Name
- Eugenia Caryophyllus
- Water distillation of the buds. Clove bud essential oil is pale yellow with a sweet-spicy odour and a fresh fruity top note.
- Caryophyllene, Eugenol, Eugenol Acetate
This evergreen tree grows to about 10 meters in height and has bright green leaves and nail-shaped rose-peach flower buds which turn, upon drying, a deep red brown. These are beaten from the tree and dried.
Tincture of cloves has been used for skin infections like scabies, athletes foot etc, for digestive upsets, to ease pain of childbirth, to dress the umbilical cord and notably for toothache.