Clove Leaf - Eugenia caryophyllata

An antiseptic and stimulating oil useful in mouthwash and gargle. Comforting rubbed onto gums, traditionally used to relieve toothache. Could be an effective mosquito repellent. 

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County of Origin Madagascar
Botanical Family Mytaceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-viral, carminative, digestive stimulant, disinfectant, energizing, insect repellent, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge
Chemical Family Phenols
Approx. Shelf Life 4 years
Plant Parts Leaf
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Basil, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rose

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History: Used as spice for hundreds of years. In ancient Persia, clove was used in love potions. In Chinese medicine, it is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and used for diarrhea, hernias, bad breath, bronchitis, skin infections and to ease the pain of childbirth.  The word 'clove' comes from the Latin wordclavus, meaning 'nail', because the shaft and head of the clove bud resembled an ancient nail. Cloves were among the most precious of spices of Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. They continue to be used in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, western herbalism, and in dentistry.

Characteristics:  A middle note with a medium aroma, it has a spicy floral scent resembling the smell of carnation with a light smoky odor.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for acne, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, cuts, insect repellent, toothache, skin ulcers, wounds, arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, colic, dyspepsia, nausea, colds, flu and minor infections. Used to heat, improve digestion, relieve flatulence, open sinus and breathing passages, uplift moods, revive, strengthen sexual system, stimulate the mind, improve mental clarity, reduce pain by numbing the area, disinfect, repel insects.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Bath (with proper fixed oil), cotton swab for tooth ache and sore throat, compress, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, lotion, massage, mist spray.

Safety: Toxic. Skin sensitizer.always use with a carrier.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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    Clove Leaf - Eugenia caryophyllata

    Clove Leaf - Eugenia caryophyllata

    An antiseptic and stimulating oil useful in mouthwash and gargle. Comforting rubbed onto gums, traditionally used to relieve toothache. Could be an effective mosquito repellent. 

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