Digging Deeper Into Herbs and Oils, Natural Living, Wellness

Digging Deeper: Clove

Who’s ready to dig deeper into Clove?

First, the basics and the obligatory disclaimer.

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Clove flower bud oil
(Syzygium aromaticum)

Clove has a spicy, warm scent that’s instantly familiar because of its connection to fall and winter holidays.

Also available in Vitality.

Clove Vitality essential oil is the concentrated distillation of the same distinct, spicy cloves that have been used in kitchens for thousands of years.

To produce Clove essential oil, the flower bud and plant stem are steam distilled, and the rich, strong oil that results from this process contains eugenol.

Features & Benefits

TopicalAromaticDietary
Combine with carrier oil and rub onto your neck and back for a rejuvenating massage and uplifting aroma.Diffuse in your home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.Promotes a healthy immune response

Substitute for the ground spice in recipes

The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16th century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the islands. Many of the islanders died from the epidemics that followed.

Clove was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Healers in China and India have used clove buds since ancient times as part of their treatments.

Eugenol, clove’s principal constituent, was used in the dental industry for years to numb gums.

Medical Properties: Antiaging, antitumoral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic/anesthetic, antioxidant, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach protectant (ulcers), antiparasitic (worms), anticonvulsant, bone preserving.

Uses: Antiaging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis/rheumatism, hepatitis, intestinal parasites/infections, for numbing all types of pain, throat/sinus/lung infections, cataracts, ulcers, lice, toothache, acne

Fragrant Influence: A mental stimulant; encourages sleep, stimulates dreams, and creates a sense of protection and courage.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition


Thank you for joining me in digging deeper into Clove.

Our family enjoys having this little bottle around for dental emergencies as well as helping to support our immune systems.

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