Warm Clove Leaf Oil

Through this article I will attempt to provide you with basic and key knowledge about Clove essential oil which will further enhance your knowledge about the usage of the warm essential oil…

Clove essential oil is a potent oil steam distilled from the leaves, stems or buds of the Eugenia caryophyllata, native to Indonesia.

Clove leaf essential oil stimulates the scalp, which can help promote hair growth. It also a strong germicide and antiseptic, making it great for scalp health.  Eugenol, the active ingredient in clove essential oil has been demonstrated to restore hair color and may also reduce hair loss.

Clove leaf essential oil has a warm, strong spicy aroma and is used to stimulate the mind and lift depression. As it is a particularly strong essential oil, it’s best to enjoy its beneficial properties in small doses.

Organically grown in India and is steam distilled from the leaves…

In 16th and 17th century Europe, the oil from the buds, leaves, and stems of the Szygium aromaticum tree, and cloves themselves, were one of the most valuable commodities on the market.

This costly and powerful essential oil was used for many different purposes, including lifting the mood and treating aches and pains. Cloves themselves were widely-used in cooking, and to help preserve food.

The aromatherapy oils from each different part of the clove tree are slightly different in scent and consistency, but they all generally have a warm, woody smell that may be slightly bitter.

Today, the most effective and costly clove oil comes from the buds of the clove tree, but the oil distilled from the leaves and stems is also very useful in natural medicine, aromatherapy massages and aromatherapy products.

This article is about the history and modern-day use of cloves, in –

  • Cookery
  • Medicine
  • Aromatherapy

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.

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  1. Clove Oil by Organic Health
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Clove Leaf Oil Properties

Clove oil is illustrious in the world for its various healing and benefitting properties, most of which are far from our awareness…Read out some…

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.

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