Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Clove

Cloves
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)

Clove oil comes from the flower buds and leaves of the Syzygium aromaticum (also known as Eugenia caryophyllata) tree. It has a strong spicy scent. It has an analgesic and stimulating effect.

PropertiesEdit

 
Syzygium aromaticum essential oil

DigestiveEdit

Relieves indigestion, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhea.

PainEdit

Eases toothache, sore muscles, rheumatism and arthritis.

RespiratoryEdit

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis and symptoms of a cold.

SkinEdit

Improves acne and helps healing of minor wounds and burns.

Other usesEdit

Repels insects. Can be used as a room disinfectant.

CautionEdit

  • Don't use clove oil during pregnancy.
  • Clove oil may irritate the skin. It should only be used diluted to less than 1%.