Active Ingredient: Eugenol: 78.9%, Eugenyl acetate: 13.6%
Botanical Name: Syzgium aromaticum L
Plant Part: Buds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Sri Lanka
Description: Organic Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the tree Syzgium aromaticum plant. It is a slender evergreen that grows up to 12 meters in height (approximately 36 feet). At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear. They change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves sold commercially.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Clove Bud Essential Oil smells spicy and rich like actual cloves.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Blends well with other spice oils including Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary and Rose.
Common Uses: The bud of this evergreen, indigenous to Southeast Asia, has a long history as an effective agent for minor pains and aches, particularly dental pain because of its numerous effects on oral tissues. It is widely used in contemporary Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
History: The word Clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, since the shaft and head of the clove bud resembles an ancient nail. Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of spices of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. Today it is used worldwide as a culinary spice from East Indian masala blends to Dutch cheeses, in herbal cigarettes and pomanders, and even as an ant repellent.
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