Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata Country of Origin: Madagascar Cultivation Method: Organic. Aroma: Spicy, hot, rich, sweet, strong Extraction Method: Steam distilled Plant Part: Dried clove/flower buds. Energetics: Tonifies Qi, warming, circulating (P. Holmes) Safety: Potential skin irritant and sensitizing agent. Maximum topical dilution .05% Use with proper dilution for topical use, caution with inhalation in severe respiratory condition. Actions supported by clinical studies: Acaricidal, analgesic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, stomachic (Battaglia)
Leading / Common Uses: Antiseptic: Eugenol, a component of clove oil is widely used for it’s analgesic and antiseptic properties in many over the counter preparations for colds and flu, oral rinses. Musculoskeletal: In topical massage oils, in low dilution for it’s analgesic actions and warming for some chronic pain conditions. Nervous system; Invigorating and stimulating oil. Toothache: Its anesthetic properties offers helpful relief, you MUST dilute properly for delicate mucosa (mouth) tissue.
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