Cloves Syzygium aromaticum or Eugenia Caryophillata
An evergreen tree of the Myrtaceae family, originally from Madagascar, the West Indies and Indonesia, it was later introduced to other regions such as Sri Lanka.
Fruits, leaves and stems are distilled in water over direct heat.
The fragrance is warm, sweet, flowery, with a peppery note.
Quantity: 4 ml
Origin: Sri Lanka
Type of cultivation: Organic
Distilled: Sri Lanka
Internal use: Yes
Natural flavouring for food
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Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), symbols of dignity, were used by the Mandarins, high Chinese officials, to perfume their breath before addressing the emperor or their beloved.
The area of origin of the essential oil is Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of Health recognises its health-promoting effect on nose and throat its antioxidant effect and its balsamic properties. It has a digestive function, regulates gastrointestinal motility and helps eliminate air.
It has antibacterial, antiseptic, and analgesic properties (in the latter case, applied locally with olive oil, it is a good remedy for toothache). It is recommended in Naturopathy to alleviate muscular and arthritic pains and in cases of skin fungus and intestinal parasites.
Diluted in an oil or cream carrier, it is indicated for burns, bruises, and cuts.
When sniffed or diffused, it has antiviral properties. Cleans the air and alleviates nausea.
It is used as a mosquito repellent.
A very important spice in cooking, try it in its spray version, it is one of the ingredients of our Liqueur N. 4.
Warnings: Do not use in case of chronic diseases, during pregnancy and lactation. If in doubt, consult a doctor/naturopath.