Clove essential oil (Caryophyllum Aromaticus) is obtained through methods of hydrodistillation or (more rarely) steam distillation from flower buds, leaves and branches of clove tree – Caryophvllusaromaticus L., synonyms: EugeniacaryophyllataThumb., Syzygiumaromaticum L., Mer. LM. Perry (myrtleaceae family).
Origin of the plant
Moluccas and other islands of Southeast Asia.
Distribution of the plant
Cultivated on the islands off the eastern coast of Africa (Zanzibar, Madagascar, Seychelles), Java, Sri Lanka, the Moluccas, China and the islands off the east coast of Brazil.
Clove essential oil properties
mobile almost colorless or slightly yellowish liquid, which acquires a brownish-purple color when stored, with a sharp pleasant odor of eugenol and a burning taste.
The main components of the clove oil
Although the clove essential oil contains more than 80 components, its properties and aroma are determined mainly by the presence of eugenol (80-85%), acetyl eugenol, caryophyllene, geranilacetate, cadinene, cubenone and some other sesquiterpenes.
Clove oil benefits
Tonic, antiviral, antifungal, strong antibacterial and antiseptic (phenolic coefficient is 8.5), contraindicated, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anticarcinogenic, expectorant, carminative, immune modulating, wound healing, analgesic, antiallergic, cauterizing. Improves microcirculation, increases blood pressure.
Stimulates mental activity, improves memory. Increases the tone of the uterus, stimulates childbirth, normalizes the menstrual cycle, increases the potency.
Regulates the work of the gastrointestinal tract. Increases nonspecific protective factors and has an immunomodulating effect on the T- and B-systems of immunity, reduces the level of immune complexes in the blood and normalizes the immune response. It binds carcinogenic protein antigens, forming complexes with them, which are then excreted from the body. Regulates fat metabolism.
Clove essential oil uses
Influenza, acute respiratory infections, acute protracted pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, asthma. Sinusitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, rhinitis. It is an effective preventative against respiratory and intestinal infections.
Viral hepatitis, dyspepsia, vomiting, nausea, fermentation in the intestines, flatulence, diarrhea, intestinal colic, colitis, rectal diseases. Cystitis. Thyroid dysfunction. Vegeto-vascular dystonia, low blood pressure. Secondary immune deficiencies, immunometabolic stage of carcinogenesis.
Asthenia, memory impairment. Restores strength after physical and nervous overstrain, injuries, diseases and operations. It helps to tolerate pain in joints and muscles, neuralgia, toothache, and also headaches associated with lowering blood pressure. It lifts the mood, removes depression, helps cope with hysteria and overcome lethargy and apathy. Oil regains strength, warms, eliminates trembling.
Difficult to heal infected infected purulent wounds and ulcers, calluses, warts and other benign neoplasms. Eliminates furuncles, pustular and acne lesions of the skin, improves the condition of patients with lupus. Effective agent for scabies. As a repellent for scaring away mosquitoes, mosquitoes, moths.
Clove essential oil is one of the best analgesics and antiseptics in dentistry. It is used for toothache, caries, basal cysts, periodontitis, stomatitis, pulpitis. Makes breathing more fresh.
It is used for menstrual disorders, frigidity, potency disorders (used as an aphrodisiac)
Clove oil recipes
- To remove the toothache undiluted clove oil is applied with a cotton swab on the diseased tooth.
- For the compress – 4-5 drops of essential oil is dissolved in 10 ml of boiled sunflower oil. The same solution can be used to lubricate wounds, ulcers, pustular and acne lesions of the skin.
- For baths – 4-5 drops.
- In aromatic lamps – 1-4 drops.
- For the enrichment of creams, tonics, rinses, solutions for washing wounds and massage, 1-2 drops of oil are added to 10 ml of the base.
- Clove oil is often mixed with fennel in a ratio of 1: 2 and 4 drops of this mixture are added to 10 ml of the base.
- To remove the pain syndrome and as a tonic, clove oil is used for massage with rosemary, lavender, pine or camphor. This aroma massage quickly relieves pain after intense physical exertion, sprains and joint damage. Clove essential oil in combination with fennel essential oil is used to regulate muscle trophism.
For the aromatization of all kinds of food products (meat, sauce, biscuits, sweets), mulled wine and liqueurs. Oil is also added to chewing gums, toothpastes and rinses. Applied as a perfume in household products, toilet waters and soaps, as well as in perfumes (spirits with a spicy odor often contain clove oil). Oil is widely used as an injector. Eugenol is extracted from the oil, from which vanillin is then obtained. For perfume purposes, a cheaper eugenol, extracted from the essential oil of clove leaves, is often used.
Clove oil blends with following oils
Clove oil blends with oils of juniper, cinnamon, basil, nutmeg, mint, rosemary, citronella, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, lemon.
Side effects of clove oil
Oil of strong action. Do not use an overdose when in use. Do not use in pregnancy, nervous excitability and individual intolerance, and children under 15 years.
The oil can irritate the mucous membranes and sensitive skin. When applied to the skin, burning is observed, and with prolonged contact, a burn is observed.