Clove is one of the most popular spices in South Asian cuisine and is also used for a wide range of medicinal purposes. Obtained from the clove tree, the Clove Bud Oil is commonly used for aromatherapy as it has a weaker chemical composition and is relatively mild when compared with the other two oils obtained from the leaves and stem of the clove tree. The oil has been in use since ancient times for maintaining good oral hygiene and is thus an active ingredient in various oral care products such as mouthwash, toothpaste and other oral care products.
Applications Of Clove Bud Oil
- Aids in digestion: Clove Bud oil has a relaxing effect on the muscles that constitute the gastrointestinal tract and thus facilitates the process of digestion. The oil can also reduce feelings of nausea and vomiting making it a perfect natural remedy for the same.
- Repels insects: One of the common uses of clove bud oil is as an insect repellant, rubbing a small amount of the oil mixed with citrus oils can keep away insects such as mosquitoes that can cause chronic diseases.
- Natural perfume: Cloves are used in various dishes not only for their flavor but also the aroma they impart. This aroma makes clove bud oil a good constituent for making perfumes that do not harm the environment like their synthetic alternative.
- Antiseptic: Clove bud oil is used for the treatment of a wide range of fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and is a powerful antiseptic which can be used to sterilize wounds and cuts.
- Massage oil: Massage oils use the oil as a ingredient as it helps give a sweet scent to the oil as well as acts as a cleansing agent that gets absorbed into the skin and kills any harmful germs and bacteria.
- Expectorant: Clove Bud oil is also used to treat diseases such as colds, asthma, tuberculosis and other respiratory problems owing to its effectiveness at relaxing the respiratory tract and clearing nasal blockages.
Syzygium aromaticum / Eugenia caryophyllata
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer.