Clove Bud Essential Oil

In traditional Indian and Chinese medicines cloves are used as warming and stimulating agents and for anti-microbial applications, while in Western herbalism they have been used to treat viruses, bacteria, and infections. Clove oil has long been used as a topical analgesic in dental care, as well as a means of managing muscle aches and pains. It is further reputed to help manage digestive upset, to help support a healthy respiratory system, and to have a beneficial impact on healing bruises, cuts, and abrasions.

The longstanding use of cloves in traditional medicine has prompted a scientific investigation into its molecular properties. Recently, Clove Bud Essential Oil and its chief chemical constituents have demonstrated antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities in laboratory studies using in vitro human skin disease models. The oil has also demonstrated insecticidal properties and aphrodisiac value in animal models. Clove Bud Essential Oil contains a rich composition of phytochemicals, including sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, and phenolic compounds, but its three main constituents are eugenol, eugenyl acetate, and beta-caryophyllene.