Clove is a slender evergreen tree with large leaves. The clove is the calyx that is along bud with a pink corolla at the tip when corolla fades the calyx becomes deep red in color. Clove trees is believed to grow in Indonesia and Moluccas, which was known as the Spice Islands. The oil looks like olive oil and is completely transparent in colour
The name 'clove' is derived from the Latin word 'clavus,' meaning nail, as the buds look like them.
|Scientific Name||:||Eugenia Caryophyllata|
|Country of Origin||:||Indonesia|
|Colour and odor||:||Light yellow|
|Extraction Method||:||Steam Distillation|
Cloves are used in giving flavor to many dishes in the kitchen.
Clove Leaf Oil is used to make mouth washes and many pain relieving products. Clove oil is used in cold climates to stimulate blood circulation.
Clove is also used in making pot pourri and pomanders.
Clove is used to make several types of insect repellents by using it with citrus oils. Clove oil has a spicy smell is one of the best blending oil.
A large production of clove from all over the world, goes to Indonesia for making a special type of cigarette.
Clove Leaf oil is effective in treating athletes foot, fungus on the nails and other skin problems.
It is a very powerful antioxidant.
Clove oil has the capability to fight germs, bacteria and viruses causing cough cold and fever.
It is found to be an excellent cure for whooping cough.
It helps in giving relief in times of depression.
Clove is helpful in delaying the degeneration of eyes in old age.
A drop of oil applied in the mouth gives relief from toothache and also headache.
Clove oil is also useful in relieving mental fatigue, and increasing memory recall.
Clove mixed with coconut or olive oil serves as an excellent reliever of aches and pains.
The oil has a numbing quality and so is best to give instant relief from toothache.
Clove oil can be sensitive to skin and so it should not be used directly on the skin without diluting.
Clove is widely used in Chinese medicine.
Clove leaf oil blends well with jasmine, allspice, bay, lemon, bergamot, mandarin, chamomile, sandalwood, rose, clary sage, geranium, ylang ylang, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, palmarosa, and vanilla.
I was suffering from toothache of the wisdom tooth which was coming and going. I tried all pain killers, but nothing helped. A friend introduced me to clove oil .Overall I am really happy with clove oil when my wisdom tooth flares up and I feel it can actually work better than taking oral painkillers.
- Roger Stone