clove fruits

Clove Bud Essential Oil  {Syzygium aromaticum}         

Source: Sri Lanka, Certified Organic

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled from the flower buds. 

Cloves are actually the unexpanded flower buds of the clove tree. Best known as a spice, clove oil was used thousands of years ago in the Han court of China as a breath freshener and has a long history of use in Chinese medicine. During the 19th century, gentlemen sprinkled clove oil on handkerchiefs which they held to their noses to disguise the stench of the streets and as protection in Europe against the bubonic plague. Clove oil is widely used in dental preparations for its powerful numbing effect. 

AROMA 

Sweet, spicy, warm, fruity and woody middle note. 

BLENDS WELL WITH 

Bergamot, bay, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, sweet orange, vanilla, ylang ylang. 

REPORTED THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES 

Numbing, especially on the gums, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, supports digestion, warming, stimulaes circulation in the skin and soft tissues. A powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory, the oil is still used by dentists for tooth aches. It is excellent for relieving stiffness and soreness in muscles, tendons and joints. Stimulates the immune system. Antioxidant, anti-aging, antifungal. Reduces appearance of blemishes. Antiparasitic. 

AROMATHERAPY 

Used in meditation to release negativity and increase self-confidence, self-assurance and courage. Enhances memory and brain function. Helps with stress management. 

PRECAUTIONS: 

SPECIFIC 

  • May cause skin and mucus membrane irritations.
  • Avoid during pregnancy. 
  • May interact with antibiotics and possibly enhance their effects. 

GENERAL 

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).

 

{For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.}

 

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