- Clove Bud Essential Oil
Our Clove Bud Essential Oil (Eugenia caryophylatta) from India is therapeutic quality essential oil steam distilled from the buds.
Clove is a familiar spice and comes from an evergreen tree that grows up to twelve feet in height. At harvest time the branches are beaten with sticks, causing the buds to fall to the ground. The fragrant buds are then gathered and dried to be used in the spice and perfume industries. The essential oil is extracted by distillation from the buds.
Clove Bud Essential Oil Uses
Clove Bud essential oil has been described by some aromatherapists as a natural analgesic and natural antiseptic and today it’s used primarily in dentistry for its main ingredient, eugenol. It has been, and still is, widely used as a home remedy for toothache and less commonly these days for flatulence and nausea. It consists of 60–90% eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene, and other minor constituents. In addition, some samples contain methyleugenol
Clove Bud is a skin irritant and should be used at a maximum concentration of 0.5% on healthy skin; it should be completely avoided by anyone with diseased or damaged skin and by children under 2 years of age. A less harsh option might be Clove Leaf Oil.
Safety Information: As noted above, Clove Bud essential oil is a skin irritant and for topical use must be diluted in vegetable oil to a maximum concentration of 0.5%; avoid use on diseased or damaged skin; do not use on or around children under 2 years of age. We do not recommend internal use of any essential oil except by licensed health care professionals but be aware that oral use of clove bud essential oil may inhibit blood clotting and may interact with MAOIs and SSRIs.
More Information: The plant that produces clove buds is believed to have originated in Indonesia and the buds were one of the earliest and most highly valued spices traded in the ancient world. The aroma of clove buds has been said to aid in the awakening of the senses for spiritual work and has been used in many incense blends for meditation. It was used extensively in China for many ailments. The essential oil may have applications as an antioxidant as suggested by this study: Antioxidant properties of essential oils from lemon, grapefruit, coriander, clove, and their mixtures | SpringerLink.
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.
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