Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Clove

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Cloves
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)

Clove oil comes from the flower buds and leaves of the Syzygium aromaticum (also known as Eugenia caryophyllata) tree. It has a strong spicy scent. It has an analgesic and stimulating effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Relieves indigestion, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhea.

Pain[edit | edit source]

Eases toothache, sore muscles, rheumatism and arthritis.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis and symptoms of a cold.

Skin[edit | edit source]

Improves acne and helps healing of minor wounds and burns.

Other uses[edit | edit source]

Repels insects. Can be used as a room disinfectant.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Don't use clove oil during pregnancy.
  • Clove oil may irritate the skin. It should only be used diluted to less than 1%.