Clove Leaf Essential Oil

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Clove Leaf essential oil has a beautiful spicy-sweet aroma and is warming and comforting. Clove Leaf can also be used as an insect repellent.

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Description

Clove Leaf | Latin Name: Syzygium Aromaticum | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Buds & Leaves.

Clove Leaf Essential Oil is a pale-yellow liquid with a sweet, spicy, woody fragrance.

An evergreen tree with a smooth, grey trunk up to 12m high.  It has large, green leaves, and in the rainy season, long buds appear with a rosy corolla at the tip, which slowly turns red. This tree is believed to be native to Indonesia but is now cultivated worldwide.  The main oil-producing countries are Indonesia and Madagascar. The tree has been cultivated for thousands of years, the original wild trees that can be found in the Moluccas produce an essential oil that contains no eugenol at all.

Blends

Blends well with Basil, Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet orange, Peppermint, Coriander, Rosemary and Neroli.

Clove Bud is a BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Clove is anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-histaminic, carminative and stimulant.  It is extremely helpful for the digestive system – anorexia, colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence and vomiting.  It also aids mental fatigue and nervous strain and exhaustion.  Clove is exceptionally antiseptic – up to 24 times more powerful than carbolic.  It is most useful for infection, pulmonary conditions and sexual frigidity.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Used as a spice worldwide. Tincture of cloves has been used for skin infections, for digestive upsets, intestinal parasites, toothache and to ease the pain of childbirth. Also used in Chinese and Indian medicine for pulmonary disease, skin infection, athlete’s foot and digestive upsets, including bad breath and toothache.

Safety Data and MSDS

Clove oils can cause dermatitis or skin irritation/mucous irritation.  Use with care when undiluted.

Bud: 60 – 90% eugenol and eugenol acetate.
Leaf: 82 – 88% eugenol with other minor constituents.

Clove Leaf MSDS
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