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CLOVE

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DISTILLATION PROCESS 
The complete distillation of cloves takes approximately 1 hour. Clove essential oil  is yellow, quite viscous in appearance and gives off a spicy fragrance, characteristic of eugenol. 

The variety of clove we distill is EUGENIA CARYOPHILLATA
Extraction process: hydro distillation
Part of the plant used: claw and nail
Harvest month: October

PROPERTIES OF CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL

 

Painkiller: The richness of clove in eugenol explains its powerful analgesic properties with a reddening effect (= which heats the skin) useful in painful flare-ups.

Anti-infectious, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial:  Eugenol (major component) has antibacterial, fungicidal and parasiticidal (lice) properties.

Digestive and intestinal stimulant: The essential oil of clove intervenes in the nervous processes at the origin of the spasms of the smooth muscles. It is a remarkable antispasmodic.

USE TIPS

 

Cutaneous application, massage:
For muscle aches or digestive disorders:  dilute a drop of essential oil in 5 drops of vegetable oil, then apply and massage the affected area.

For dental pain, oral infections and cavities: apply directly to the painful area with a cotton swab (avoid metal fillings, bridges or dental prostheses).
For tiredness: Dilute in a vegetable oil and massage the back and the soles of the feet.
Mycosis of the feet: Dilute in a vegetable oil and apply directly to the affected areas.
Cutaneous parasitosis: dilute in vegetable oil and apply locally until the parasitosis disappears.
Insect bite: apply pure on the bite.
warts: apply pure directly on the wart (be careful not to apply on the skin around the wart).
Oral route: Clove essential oil can be used in cooking if it is diluted in a fat (oil, cream) or sweetened (syrup, honey, sugar cube): one drop maximum. She must not interfere pure.

In any case, this use must be followed by a therapist.

Diffusion and inhalation: Clove essential oil is not recommended for diffusion and inhalation because it irritates the respiratory tract. 

 

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
 

- To avoid any risk of skin irritation, dilute theessential oil  in a vegetable oil (coconut oil, argan oil etc). It is recommended to do  an application test in the bend of the elbow 48 hours before use.

- Do not use clove essential oil in the bath or in inhalation.
- A  strong or repeated doses, cloves can be hepatotoxic.
- People prone to hypertension and/or suffering from liver problems must imperatively avoid its use or consult a specialist.

- Clove essential oil can be integrated into a culinary preparation by respecting the dosage (1 drop after cooking the dish or sauce). Do not cook the essential oil.

- Not recommended the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Keep out of reach of children.

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