Scientific name : Syzygium aromaticum L.
Oil origin : Buds
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma : Clove like, spicy
Odor strength : Medium
Evaporation : Middle Note
Origin : Indonesia
Cloves have been regarded as the most venerable of spices since antiquity. In China 266 BC, guests of the Emperor would be required to hold cloves in their mouth when speaking as to bestow a pleasant odor.
Clove essential oil is utilized extensively in dental care, added in various toothpastes, mouthwashes, and oral medication. Not only does it contain analgesic properties (pain relieving), it also is strongly antimicrobial and antibacterial, a perfect combination for combating toothaches and other teeth related ailments. Apply a drop of clove oil to your toothbrush and feel the tingle as it cleans your teeth. When a drop is added to a tooth in pain, it will immediately dull the pain.
Clove bud essential oil is a versatile oil with a myriad of applications. Clove bud oil is an excellent addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, dental care, and aromatherapy.
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Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"Clove oil has biological activities, such as antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal and antioxidant properties, and is used traditionally as a savoring agent and antimicrobial material in food. In addition, clove oil is used as an antiseptic in oral infections. This essential oil has been reported to inhibit the growth of molds, yeasts and bacteria."
"Clove essential oil can be considered as a potential antimicrobial agent for external use."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769004/
"Nowadays, many reports confirm the antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties of spice plants. Clove in particular has attracted the attention due to the potent antioxidant and antimicrobial activities standing out among the other spices."
"The employment of clove as analgesic have been reported since the 13th century, for toothache, join pain and antispasmodic, being the eugenol the main compound responsable for this activity."
"The antimicrobial activities of clove have been proved against several bacteria and fungal strains."
"The antibacterial activity of clove, oregano (Origanum vulgare), bay (Pimenta racemosa) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris) essential oil was tested against E. coli O157:H7 showing the different grades of inhibition of these essential oils"
"Based on the information presented, it could be concluded that clove represents a very interesting plant with an enormous potential as food preservative and as a rich source of antioxidant compounds. It's proved biological activities suggest the development of medicinal products for human and animals uses and confirm why this plant has been employed for centuries."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3819475/