Family : Myrtaceae
Habitat : Believed to be native to Indonesia; now cultivated worldwide, especially in the Philippines, the Molucca Islands and Madagascar. The main oil-producing countries are Madagascar, and Indonesia.
Odour/Taste : Sweet, woody-spicy, slightly musky fragrance
Part of plant used : Leaf
Method of extraction : Steam Distilled
Dosha effect of oil : Vatta and Kapha
Therapeutic indication : Circulation, muscles and joints: Accumulation of fluids or toxins, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and paints, poor circulation, rheumatism, stiffness.
Digestive system: Anorexia, colic, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, piles, spasm.
Immune system: Colds, flu, infections (general), and measles.
Nervous system: Debility, migraine, neuralgia, and nervous exhaustion.
Mind/Emotions : It is stimulating to the mind and memory, helpful in cases of fatigue and/or depression.
Safety Data : All clove oils can cause skin and mucous membrance irritation; Clove bud and stem oil may cause dermatitis in some individuals. Clove bud is the least toxic of the three oils due to the lower eugenol percentage. Use in moderation only in low dilution (less than 1 percent).