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Latin Name: Eugenia caryophyllata
Common Name: Clovebud
Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata (synonymous with Syzygium aromaticum, Caryophyllus aromaticus L., Eugenia aromatica (L.), Eugenia caryophyllus)
Botany: An evergreen tree 30-60 feet tall that has large oval leaves and crimson flowers. The flowers are first a pale color and gradually become green before turning to a bright red.
History: Clove along with nutmeg and pepper were highly prized during Roman times. Arabs traded clove during the Middle Ages and during the profitable Indian Ocean trade. In the late fifteenth century Portugal took over this trade route and brought large quantities of clove to Europe. The Dutch dominated the trade later in the seventeenth century.
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Fruity, spicy, sweet, woodsy, herbaceous, medicinal
Color of Oil: Golden yellow to brown
Note: Middle-Base Note
Blends well with: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Clovebud is energizing, uplifting, warming, and stimulating. It is an aphrodisiac.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Clovebud is an analgesic, antibacterial, and antiviral. It alleviates infected wounds. Clovebud has also been found to be great at relieving toothache pain and arthritis. It aids acne, athlete’s foot, bladder infections, and dental infections. Clovebud can also be used as a disinfectant.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Clovebud balances the chakras.
Chemical Constituents: eugenol, eugenyl acetate
Common Adulterants: Clove stem oil, clove leaf oil, eugenyl acetate (synthetic or bioidentical)
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy. May irritate skin – always dilute.
Color Energy: Pink - Energizing