Pure Therapeutic Clove Leaf essential oil
Eugenia caryophyllata (Eugenia aromatica, Syzygium aromaticum)
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / Leaves
Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene
Botanical family: Oleaceae (Myrtaceae)
Clove is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to Indonesia. It grows to a height of about 40-60 feet, and has aromatic dark green leathery leaves and rosy pink buds that bloom into bright red flowers, followed by purple berries. Clove trees are long-lived, and are reported to remain productive for 150 years. Clove trees were introduced to Zanzibar, now Tanzania, in the 19th century, and that region has become the world leader in exports of clove.
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
The first recorded use of Clove was in China, around 220 BC, where it was used to freshen the mouth. Clove became popular in Europe in the 13th Century after being introduced by Marco Polo. For years, Eugenol, Clove's primary constituent, was used by dentists to numb the mouth. In 1990, a group of medical researchers demonstrated that a solution of 0.05% Eugenol from Clove oil killed tuberculosis bacilli. Clove oil is reputed to be part of the legendary "Four Thieves Vinegar". See our version of this amazing essential oil blend, TIMELESS Thieves Oil .
Anesthetic, analgesic, anti-aging, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, relieves flatulence, expectorant, insect repellent
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Warming, helps relieve pain of arthritis, rheumatism and sprains. Useful for managing the symptoms of asthma, throat and sinus infections, prevention of colds and flu. Numbing for all kinds of pain, frequently used for toothaches - Using neat (undiluted) on painful tooth and surrounding tissue will give pain relief for several hours. Repels lice and scabies.
Mental stimulant - use with Peppermint essential oil to alleviate drowsiness, promotes dreaming, improves sleep, aphrodisiac
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, ointment
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser
Blends well with
Bay, Benzoin, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Nontoxic in doses used in aromatherapy. May be irritating or sensitizing to the skin. Avoid if you are pregnant and for children under 6 years. Do not use if you have cancer. May enhance the effects of Warfarin, aspirin and other prescription blood thinners.
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.