Description: Clove Leaf Essential Oil (India) is a highly aromatic oil derived from the leaves of the clove tree, scientifically known as Syzygium aromaticum. The clove tree is native to the Moluccas (Spice Islands) in Indonesia, but it is also cultivated in other tropical regions, including India. The oil is extracted through steam distillation from the leaves of the clove tree. Clove Leaf Essential Oil is renowned for its warm, spicy, and rich aroma, which is both sweet and slightly woody. It has been used for centuries for its therapeutic properties and is a popular ingredient in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Here are some key characteristics and uses of Clove Leaf Essential Oil:
- Aroma: The oil possesses a strong, spicy, and slightly herbaceous scent with notes of warmth and sweetness.
- Therapeutic Properties: Clove Leaf Essential Oil is known for its various therapeutic properties, including analgesic (pain-relieving), antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant qualities.
- Pain Relief: Due to its analgesic properties, the oil has been used topically to provide relief from muscle aches, joint pain, and dental discomfort. It can also be used as a natural remedy for headaches.
- Antimicrobial and Antiseptic: Clove Leaf Essential Oil contains eugenol, a compound known for its strong antimicrobial properties. It has been used historically to help prevent infections and to disinfect surfaces.
- Oral Health: The oil’s antibacterial properties make it a common ingredient in oral care products like toothpaste and mouthwash. It is believed to help combat bad breath and support overall oral health.
- Digestive Aid: Clove Leaf Essential Oil has been used to aid digestion and alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort. It may help alleviate symptoms like bloating and gas.
- Respiratory Support: The oil’s aromatic properties can provide respiratory relief when used in steam inhalation or diffused. It may help alleviate symptoms of congestion and cough.
- Insect Repellent: The strong aroma of clove oil is known to repel insects and pests. It can be used in natural insect repellent sprays and lotions.
- Emotional Benefits: The warm and spicy scent of Clove Leaf Essential Oil is believed to have a stimulating and energizing effect. It might help boost mood and mental clarity.
Botanical Name: Eugenia Caryophyllus (a.k.a Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. Or Syzygium Aromaticum)
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Odor and Appearance: A colorless or pale yellow liquid having the odor and appearance characteristic clove odor and taste.
Country of origin: India
Main Constituents: Eugenol and Phenol.
Common Uses: Clove Leaf Essential Oil is commonly used for pain relief in topical applications, oral care products for its antimicrobial properties, respiratory support through steam inhalation, in insect repellents, and for its warm and stimulating aroma in aromatherapy blends.
Note: Middle note.
Blends well with: Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Contraindications: Avoid clove leaf oil if you are pregnant, or if you have liver or kidney disease. Can be toxic if used undiluted, and is a major skin irritant. Always heed recommended dilution factors and test (well diluted) on an insensitive area of your skin before any liberal application. Eugenol can cause severe allergic reaction, and if you are starting a course of treatment it is wise to start with small amounts and work your way up to strengthen your tolerance. While clove leaf essential oil can treat stomach ailments, taken in doses that are too high can cause the reverse response: nausea, vomiting, seizure, shortness of breath, rashes and itching may occur. Overuse of clove leaf oil on acne can cause permanent scarring. If you intend to use clove oil for oral health, consult a qualified practitioner before beginning a course of therapy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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