The volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Eugenia caryophyllus.
Clove essential oil is a warm and spicy oil stimulating to the body and mind. It is used in massage oils before and during childbirth. Diluted can make a good mouthwash or gargle, a natural pain reliever it is renowned to ease toothache or mouth sores.
Clove essential oil also prevents vomiting and is good for skin irritations.
The therapeutic properties of clove oil include analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, anti-infectious, disinfectant, insecticide and stimulant.
Caution - Avoid during pregnancy, may irritate skin, use and handle with care.