Essential Oil Profile: Clove Bud

Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part: Blossoms

Method of Extraction: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle. Element: Fire.

Strength: Strong

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

Reference:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.

http://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/clove-bud-oil.asp

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/clove.htm

http://www.cloveessentialoils.com/

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