Clove Bud – Syzygium aromaticum
The word Clove is the Latin word, Clavus, meaning, “nail” because of the shaft of the bud resembling a nail. Clove Bud finds its origin in the Maluku Islands. The slender evergreen trees reaches heights up to 36 feet. The gray barked tree has shiny dark green elliptical shaped fragrant leaves. This tropical spice is wonderful digestive oil and has been especially helpful with toothaches. Clove Bud aids in emotional support by helping to provide emotional support and also makes a great energy booster. It is also used in many dental products to help with pain, neutralize bad breath and kills bacteria in the mouth.
- Country of Origin: Zanzibar, Madagascar
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Plant Parts: Flower, Leaves
- Botanical Family: Syzygium aromaticum
- Chemical Families: Sesquiterpenes, Phenols
- Aroma: Spicy, Sweet, Warm and Radiant
- Note: Top-middle
- It is a hot oil and may cause skin and mucous irritation or sensitization.
- Clove Bud can act as a blood thinner so precautions must be taken if taking prescription blood thinners.
The high sesquiterpene content contributes to the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects of Clove Bud. The essential oil derived from clove buds is not as irritating to the skin as the oil taken from the leaf or stem. Eugenol, which causes skin and mucous membrane irritation, is buffered by the sesquiterpenes contained within Clove Bud.
Bones / Joints: Relieve toothaches, arthritis
Circulatory: Inhibits blood clot formation, increases blood flow
Digestive: Assists in preventing gas. Dysentery, diarrhea
Immune: Antibacterial, Antiviral
Mental/Emotional: Offers emotional support. Boosts energy
Respiratory: Decongestant, bronchitis,
Skin: Insect bites, acne, dermatitis, warts.
Non-toxic. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.