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

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.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)

Properties edit

Syzygium aromaticum essential oil

Digestive edit

Relieves indigestion, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhea.

Pain edit

Eases toothache, sore muscles, rheumatism and arthritis.

Respiratory edit

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis and symptoms of a cold.

Skin edit

Improves acne and helps healing of minor wounds and burns.

Other uses edit

Repels insects. Can be used as a room disinfectant.

Caution edit

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