Therapeutic Clove Leaf Oil

Clove leaf oil is one such oil that does more good to us than bad, unlike many other therapeutic oils…It is rather warm and comforting in nature…

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.

Other Uses and benefits of Clove

Cloves are used as a table spice and mixed with chilies, cinnamon, turmeric and other spices in the preparation of curry powder. They are also used to flavor the betel quid (pan pati). Clove oil is used in the manufacture of perfumes, soaps, bath salts and as a flavoring agent in medicine and dentistry.

  • Clove bud is a pale yellow liquid with a sweet-spicy odour and a fruity-fresh top note.
  • Clove leaf is a dark brown oil with a crude burnt-woody odour.
  • Clove stem oil is a pale yellow liquid with a strong spicy-wood odour.

Clove oils contain an extremely high proportion of the potentially caustic eugenol. Cloves bud (the preferred oil for aromatherapy): eugenol acetate, caryophllene. Clove leaf: eugenol (up to 90 percent), little or no eugenyl acetate Clove stem: eugenol with other minor constituents.

It has various properties namely –

  • Analgesic
  • Antibiotic
  • Anti-emetic
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Anti-neuralgic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Carminative
  • Expectorant
  • Larvicidal
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Vermifugal

The key qualities of Clove leaf oil being -

Tonic,stimulating, revitaliging, aphrodisiac, warming, comforting, puifying, active.

Blends well with…Rose lavender, vanillin, clary sage, bergamot, bay leaf, lavandin, allspice, ylang ylang and cananga.

Though do keep one thing in mind…Use in moderation only in low dilution (less than 1 per cent).

And also, let me not deprive you of the fact that Clove oil is highly irritating to skin and mucous membranes. Therefore, it is advisable for the home user to avoid skin applications and steam inhalations of any type of clove oil. However, it can be used in a vaporizer as a fumigant or room scent.

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

Healing Herb – Clove Leaf Oil

Various herbs are present on earth that have innumerable healing qualities…and Clove leaf oil being one of them…The oils has the ability to heal and benefit us to great extents…

Cloves have many medicinal virtues. They are stimulant. They are useful in counteracting spasmodic disorders and in relieving flatulence. They help stimulate sluggish circulation and thereby promote digestion and metabolism. In the Indian system of medicine, cloves are used in various conditions either in the form of a powder or a decoction made from them. Clove oil contains ingredients that help stabilize blood circulation and regulate body temperature. Clove oil, applied outwardly, has stimulating effects on the skin, producing heat and redness.

Digestive Disorders

Cloves promote enzymatic flow and boost digestive functioning. They are used in various forms of gastric irritability and dyspepsia. Licking the powder of fried cloves mixed with honey is effective in controlling vomiting. The anesthetic action of clove numbs the- gullet and stomach and stops vomiting.

Cholera

Cloves are very useful for treating cholera. About 4 grams of cloves are boiled in 3 litres of water until half the water has evaporated. This water, taken in draughts, will check severe symptoms of the disease.

Asthma

Clove is an effective remedy for asthma. A teaspoon of decoction prepared by boiling 6 cloves in 30 ml of water can be taken with honey thrice daily as an expectorant.

Teeth Disorders

The use of a clove in toothache decreases pain. It also helps to decrease infection due to its antiseptic properties. Clove oil, applied to a cavity in a decayed tooth, also relieves toothache.

Earache

A clove sauted in a teaspoon of sesame ( til) oil and 3 to 5 drops of this (warm) oil put into the ear can cure earache.

Muscular Cramps

Muscular cramps are often relieved when the oil of clove is applied as a poultice near the affected portion.

Headaches

A paste of clove and salt crystals in milk is a common household remedy for headaches. Salt, as a hygroscopic agent, absorbs fluid and decreases tension.

Stye

Clove is one of the best remedies for styes which is an inflammation around the eyelash. A clove stub rubbed in water and then applied over the stye gives relief.

How about you check out our reference links now…

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