Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Plant Part: Blossoms
Method of Extraction: Distillation
Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle. Element: Fire.
Functional Group: Sesquiterpene, ester, phenol, oxide
Type: Stimulating, warming
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Kapha (caution, sensitizing and irritating)
Scent: spicy, sweet, woody and penetrating
For Skin Type: None
Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Irritating. Use highly diluted. Skin sensitizing. Do not use with high blood pressure. Never with children.
Physical Uses: Warming, infection, colds, flu, cough, toothache, sore muscles and joints, strains, rheumatism, bronchitis, aid in cardiovascular (blood circulation) and immune system function & asthma.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Revitalizing, mental clarity, fatigue, studying(use in diffuser).
Other Uses: Christmas scent, perfumery,disinfectant, insect repellent.
Blends Well With: Flowers, spices, citrus, woods, roots and resins.
Possible Substitutions: Cardamom, Cinnamon
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.