Clove Leaf Oil – Anti Infectious

I am pretty sure, there isn’t a single detail you don’t know about clove. Yet, the more you read, the more you explore, so here’s another informative piece for you on clove leaf oil.

Clove is the dried unopened flower bud obtained from a handsome, middle-sized, evergreen tree. The tree has a straight trunk and grows upto a height of 10 to 12 meters.

The dove has been used in India and China , for over 2,000 years, as a spice to check both tooth decay and counter halitosis that is bad breath. In Persia and China, it was considered to have aphrodisiac properties.

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The clove tree is a native of the Molucca islands. The Chinese obtained this spice by the 3rd century BC. Cloves were imported into Alexandria as early as 176 AD. By the fourth century AD it was well known in the Mediterranean and by the 8th century, throughout Europe . Today Zanzibar is the leading producer of cloves.

An analysis of clove shows it to consist of carbohydrates moisture, protein, volatile oil, non-volatile ether extract (fat), and crude fiber besides mineral matter, ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins C and A. Its calorific value is 430.

The clove buds, stem and leaves, on steam distillation, yield a substantial amount of essential oil. The clove bud oil, derived from the dried buds by steam distillation, contains free eugenol, eugenol acetate and caryophyllene. The stem oil contains more free eugenal than the bud oil, besides eugenol acetate, in small quantity. The leaf oil contains much less of total eugenol than the bud oil and a very small quantity of eugenol acetate.

It is stimulating, carminative, aromatic. It is given as powder or an infusion for –

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Languid indigestion
  • Dyspepsia

The volatile oil contains the medicinal properties and it is strong germicide, antiseptic and a local irritant. It has been used as an expectorant to aid bronchial troubles. Clove oil is often used in association with other medicines.

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Hello Clove Leaf Oil

Ever heard of the overly spiced and therapeutic clove?

Well, if not then let me introduce you to it…And more so to its leaf’s oil, called the clove leaf oil, which has some of the most astonishing benefits for a meager herb…

Clove is a slender evergreen tree up to 39ft high. Its bright green leaves stand in pairs on short stalks. The long buds have a rosy-pinkcorolla at the tip; as the corolla fades the calyx turns red. The whole tree is highly aromatic. The spice was introduced into Europe from the fourth to the sixth century. Believed to be native to Indonesia; now cultivated worldwide, especially in the Philippines, the Molucca Islands and Madagascar. The main oil-producing countries are Madagascar and Indonesia. Clove leaf oil is steam distilled from the leaf of the plant. The medicinal properties reside in the volatile oil. If distilled with water, salt must be added to raise the temperature of ebullition and the same Cloves must be distilled over and over again to get their full essence. The oil is frequently adulterated with fixed oil and oil of Pimento and Copaiba.

All clove oil can cause skin and mucous membrane irritation; clove bud and stem oil may cause dermatitis. Clove bud is the least toxic of the tree oils because of its lower eugenol percentage. Use in moderation only, in low dilution (less then 1 percent).

 

The count of the properties of Clove leaf oil is quite impossible for they are so many, yet still an effort –

  • Anthelmintic
  • Antibiotic
  • Anti-sphrodisiac
  • Emetic
  • Antihistaminic
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Anti-neuralgic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiseptic
  • Counterirritant
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant
  • Spasmolytic
  • Stomachic
  • Vermifuge

bullet   Clove Essential oil Uses – Clove Leaf essential oil, Syzgium aromaticum,  is warming, antiseptic, disinfectant, insect repellent and relieves sore muscles during massage. Blends well with Basil, citrus oils and spice oils. A drop on a surface will kill ants, also makes nice air freshener. It is a strong germicide, a powerful antiseptic, a weak local anaesthetic applied to decayed teeth, and has been used with success as a stimulating expectorant in phthisis and bronchial troubles. Used in dental preparations, and as a fragrance component in toothpastes, soaps, toiletries, cosmetics and perfumes. Extensively employed as a flavour ingredient in major food categories, alcoholic and soft drinks. Used in the production of printing ink, glue and varnish; clove leaf oil is used as the starting material for the isolation of eugenol.

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Clove Oil by Top 10 Uses
  2. Cove by Drugs
  3. Clove Oil by Daily Uses