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Botanical Name:  Eugenia caryophyllus

Botanical Family:  Myrtaceae

Place of Origin:  Madagascar

Methods of Extraction:  Steam distillation of the bud

Scent:  Strong spicy sweet odour.  As it lingers in the air it becomes more of a floral vanilla scent.

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Properties:    Anti-infectious, Antirheumatic, Digestive stimulant, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anticatarrhal, Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Immune tonic.

Aromatherapy Applications:   Colds, flus, coughs, Athlete's foot

Mind & Body:  Positive and stimulating effect on the mind, lifts depression and its recommended as an inhalation when feeling weak and lethargic.

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

  • Clove buds have traditionally been used to reduce the pain of toothache. A hot compress using essential oils can also be very comforting.
  • Try adding 1 drop of Clove Bud and 1 drop of Lavender to a bowl of hand-hot water, soak a flannel in the water and wring out. Place the flannel on the affected area and leave until it loses its warmth.
  • To help stave off winter chills, add 1 drop of Clove Bud, 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Bergamot to the water in an oil burner or diffuser and allow the aroma to fill the room.
  • Contraindications: Do not use on children under the age of 2. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use more than 2 % dilition on the skin or mucous membrane.
  • Did you know: Cloves were combined with other herbs in a pomander to protect against the plague in Renaissance times.
  • Chakra: Sacral
  • Chinese Element: Fire


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