Clove Bud Essential Oil
Latin Name: Syzgium aromaticum
Part of plant: Buds
Chemical Componants: eugenol, β-caryophyllene, eugenyl acetate, α-humulene
Aroma Character: sweet, piercing, typical
Clove is a long-lived evergreen tree with glossy green leaves and rosy-pink buds, which become fragrant red flowers and purple fruits. The essential oil is water-distilled from the flower buds.
Clove Bud is the first choice as first aid for toothache. A couple of drops of Clove essential oil on a cotton wool bud, applied to the aching tooth, has a slight analgesic affect, relieving pain for a few hours.
Psychologically, Clove is a mental, emotional and subtle energy tonic, and is both restorative and stimulating. It should not be confused with Clove Leaf or Clove Stem essential oils which are skin irritants and are not normally used in therapy.