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.
- Room diffuser: between 3 and 6 drops in 100 ml of water.
- Bath: 8 to 10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt, milk, cream, or honey in hot water (this prevents the oil from evaporating due to the heat).
- Massage: we recommend diluting 1/2 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil.
- Cosmetic use: add 1 drop of essential oil to a tablespoon of a natural-based moisturiser.
- Food use: we recommend 1/2 drops per 100 g of food to be flavoured.
- Toothache: rinse in lukewarm water with one drop of Clove essential oil per 100 ml of water.
Warnings: Do not use in case of chronic diseases, during pregnancy and lactation. If in doubt, consult a doctor/naturopath.
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