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