Clove bud oil
|Commercial name||Clove Bud Oil|
|Botanical name||Syzygium aromaticum|
|Plant part||Flower Bud|
About Clove Bud
Clove is spice that native from Maluku island, Indonesia and has been used for centuries as food preservative and many medicinal purpose. This spice is frequently cultivated from coastal areas (maximum 200 m above sea level). Flower buds are collected in maturation phase after 4 years of plantation. The trade and search of this valuable spice stimulated the economic development of Asiatic region. Nowadays, the larger producer of clove are Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania. Clove as a rich source of antioxidants for the treatment of memory deficits caused by oxidative stress. Clove contains high polyphenols and antioxidant compounds.
The employment of clove as analgesic have been reported since the 13th century, for toothache, join pain and antispasmodic, being the eugenol the main compound responsable for this activity. The antioxidant activity of eugenol are multifunctional as reducing agents, hydrogen atom donators, and singlet oxygen scavengers.
Eugenol, is a clear to pale yellow oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, and bay leaf. Eugenol, a component of clove, may reduce the ability to feel and react to painful stimulation. Therefore, use of clove products on the skin with other numbing or pain-reducing products such as lidocaine / prilocaine cream, theoretically it may increase the effects.
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General Safety Information:
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, or have liver damage, cancer or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified practitioner before using oils with children.