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Clove eo

  • Aromatic description
    • Clove Bud Essential Oil smells spicy like actual cloves. The aroma of this oil is a bit sweeter than the Indonesian variety and slightly less herbaceous. For this reason, we recommend that you order a sample before making a larger order.
  • General
    • Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the Syzgium aromaticum tree. It is a slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
  • Attributes & characteristics
    • History: The word Clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, since the shaft and head of the clove bud resembles an ancient nail. Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of spices of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. Today it is used worldwide as a culinary spice from East Indian masala blends to Dutch cheeses, in herbal cigarettes and pomanders, and even as an ant repellent.
  • Traditional uses
    • Cloves are used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, and western herbalism and dentistry where the essential oil is used as an anodyne (painkiller) for dental emergencies. Clove Bud oil, applied to a cavity in a decayed tooth, helps to relieve toothache.The clove essential oil is used in aromatherapy when stimulation and warming are needed. Topical application over the stomach or abdomen are said to warm the digestive tract, to relieve digestive problems.
    • Clove Bud oil is also used in balms to help improve circulation to soothe muscle aches and pains. Clove oil is the active ingredient that helps the blood flow through the area and helps to reduce the pain. Because it helps improve circulation, Clove Bud oil is ideal for reducing the pain and discomfort typically associated with tension headaches.
    • When used for aromatherapy purposes, Clove Bud oil helps to stimulate the brain. The strong aroma of Clove Bud oil helps one to become more attentive and can even help one feel more energetic than they normally are.
  • Effects on the skin
    • Clove Bud Oil can cause sensitization in some individuals and should be used in dilution. It should also be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Essential Oil Information
    • The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated any statement or product on this website. No implied or inferred claims are made by Beyond Scents as to the medicinal or psychological value of any products provided or referenced. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and body products and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or ailment. You are responsible for researching and understanding the safe use and application of any products listed or referred to.
  • Warnings
    • Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, perfume oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you have any question as to the medical use of any essential or perfume oil, be sure and consult your physician prior to their use. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. Always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils for yourself or for children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read 'Essential Oil Safety' by Robert Tisserand, his book is available at Amazon.com.