Oil Summary: Clove bud Oil extraction method yields pure essential oils compared to the steam distillation method. It is used in dental practices for relief from toothache. Clove bud essential oil can be further used externally to help alleviate muscular aches and sprains. For respiratory problems, the disinfecting properties of clove bud are most useful when used in vapor therapy. You probably didn’t know that clove oil is prominently used in dental care. The oil has germicidal properties which enhances its effectiveness in relieving sore gums, mouth ulcers, toothache, and dental pain. For acne patients, clove oil is the most recommended remedy. Clove oil (India) has a spicy, strong aroma somehow sweeter than the prominent Indonesian variety and is slightly less herbaceous. The medium to watery viscous oil is colorless to pale yellow in color. Although clove oil can be extracted from various parts of the tree, the Indian clove bud essential oil is purely extracted from the buds, which is the most suitable essential oil for many modern medical treatments as it contains an elevated level of Eugenol (79%).
Botanical Name: Eugenia Caryophyllus (a.k.a Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. Or Syzygium Aromaticum)
Plant Origin: Indonesia
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Dried flower buds
Odor and Color: A colorless or pale yellow liquid having the Odor and Appearance characteristic clove odor and taste.
Contraindication: In general, clove bud essential oil doesn’t have any severe contraindications when used rightly. It is considered safe for both external and internal application. It is equally important to know you skin tolerance before using the essential oil. To be on the safe side, never apply the oil to your skin while still concentrated.
If you are pregnant, it’s best if you consult with your physician before taking this essential oil orally. Similarly, if you are allergic, you must exercise great caution.