Latin Name: Syzgium Aromaticum
Part of plant used: Buds
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: India
Blends nicely with: other spices including Cinnamon & Nutmeg; Citronella, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rose
Therapeutic uses: Clove is excellent for toothaches and general oral health. It also has relaxing, antiseptic, and pain relief qualities that make it an excellent addition in massage therapies.
Clove Bud Essential Oil is derived from the slender evergreen that grows up to 36 feet. At the start of the rainy season, long buds appear that change color over time and are beaten from the trees and dried. These are the cloves that are sold commercially. The word ‘clove’ comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, because the shaft and head of the clove bud resembled an ancient nail. Cloves were among the most precious of spices in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and were worth more than their weight in gold. They continue to be used in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, western herbalism, and in dentistry.