Apothecary in Inglewood Clove Bud (organic)
Clove Essential Oil has the highest anti-oxidant capability of any essential oil, perhaps one of the highest known for a food or supplement (read cautions and speak to a health care professional before ingesting) - it has been included in some 'longevity' formulas for this reason.
Clove is a medium sized evergreen tree native to Indonesia. Clove buds are a widely used spice and flavor ingredient. Our Clove Bud essential oil is made from the immature buds and is the safest type of clove oil, but still should be use with caution (use in low dilution of 1% or less). The oil is a yellow liquid and has a spicy, warm, sweet aroma with a fresh top note.
Clove essential oil is strongly antimicrobial, antiseptic, hemostatic and anti-inflammatory. It has also been found that a 0.05% solution of eugenol (clove oil's primary component) was sufficient to kill the tuberculosis bacillus.
Clove is also commonly used for numbing tooth pain, and may be effective in speeding the healing of mouth and gum sores. It is included in blends for joint pain, for its analgesic and warming properties. Clove oil can also be used to assist breaking of tobacco addiction by placing a drop on the tongue with one's finger. Consult a health care professional before using internally.
Disclaimer: The information found on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease or illness. Please seek the advice of a health care professional before using essential oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any health conditions, or on any medication. External use only. Consult a health care professional if considering internal use of this oil. Dilute essential oils properly in a carrier oil or lotion before using topically. Keep out of reach of children.
Latin Name: Eugenia Caryophyllus
Method: Steam Distilled