Closely Woven – Clove Oil And Aromatherapy

Clove oil can be really pacifying and soothing in degrees one cannot imagine, reason being the absolute and exact use of it is hardly known to us…

Cloves and clove oils were once widely used in the culinary arts. Today this is not unheard of, but it is slightly less common.

One old-fashioned and lovely use for dried cloves involves pressing the sharp buds into an orange, forming a beautiful patterned decoration and melding two of the most wonderful scents. Clove and orange decorations were traditionally made around Christmas.

The oranges keep for a surprisingly long time, partially because clove oil is antifungal and antibacterial, slowing the biological breakdown of the orange.

The use of cloves in cooking was particularly common with pork dishes, and in cooked apple recipes. Continuing the Christmas theme, whole roasted pig at Christmas was often studded with cloves before it was cooked, so that the smells mingled…

In an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer, clove oil can relieve stress and tension, and it can act as an aphrodisiac.

Because clove oil is so strong, it should even be used sparingly in an aromatherapy diffuser; just a couple of drops will be enough to spread an entire room with a warm, stress-relieving scent.

If you need to study for a big test or presentation, consider using clove oil, as it can improve concentration and memory.

Because clove essential oil relieves stress, it is often used in natural treatment of stress-related insomnia.

In aromatherapy massage, clove is used in de-stressing and muscle-relaxing blends for massage.

Cloves are excellent for dental complaints, and clove essential oil is actually used today in commercial toothpaste and other dental preparations.

Clove oil not only leaves the mouth feeling fresh, but it also fights infection in the teeth and relieves toothache pain.

To use clove essential oil in the relief of tooth aches, dilute just one or two drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Under the direction of a good aromatherapist, this remedy can be used on teething, fussy babies, but do not use it unless directed, as clove essential oil is very strong and potent and may cause burning of the skin unless used in a diluted form.

Clove essential oil can also be used in a very diluted form – less than 1% clove oil in the total composition – as a mouthwash that will help eliminate –

  • Tooth aches
  • Gum diseases
  • Bad breath

Okay, the reference links now…

  1. Clove Oil by Organic Health
  2. Cloves by ehow
  3. Clove by Medicine

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