Botanical Name Dianthus caryophyllus L.  
Botanical family Caryophyllaceae 
Origin Eurasia, cultivated in France, Egypt and Kenya 
Plant part  
Appearance pasty solid liquid 
Color olive green or a dirty green 
Odor strong, spicy, peppery odor, typical of carnation 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil The volatile fraction close to 60% of the absolute, and comprising 110 identified constituents, is concentrated on eugenol (z 8%) and benzyl benzoate (7%); without neglecting phenylethyl alcohol, methyl and benzyl salicylates, benzaldehyde and jasmone.  
The paraffinic fraction representing approximately 20% comprises tricosan, pentacosane and heptacosane.   
Therapeutic properties  
Main therapeutic indications  
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