Clove Bud

Botanical Name Eugenia caryophyllus or Syzygium aromaticum  
Botanical family Myrtaceae 
Origin Madagascar 
Method Steam distillation 
Plant part Nails 
Note Top-middle 
Appearance mobile liquid 
Color yellow to pale yellow 
Odor aromatic, spicy, powerful, with a rising aldehyde odor 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Phenols (70–80%): eugenol  
Esters (20%): eugenyl acetate  
Sesquiterpenes (6%): caryophyllene  
Therapeutic properties  1. Very wide-spectrum anti-infective (virus, bacteria, fungi, parasites)   
2. Anti-candidiasis
3. Anaesthetic 
4. Inhibits fermentation and necrosis
5. Uterotonic
6. General tonic and stimulant  
7. Combats mutagenicity and free radicals
Main therapeutic indications   1. Dental infections: abscess, gingivitis, periodontitis, stomatitis, Dysentery and diarrhoea caused by infections of all kinds   
2. Toothache and gum pain  
3. Cystitis, salpingitis, bartholinitis, pelvic inflammatory disease
4. Viral neuralgia and neuritis 
5. Delayed and difficult childbirth
6. Wind, flatulence, fermentation, bloating  
7. Malaria, amoebic dysentery, leishmaniasis
8. Hypothyroidism
9. Skin parasites: lice, scabies, tick
10. Shingles, herpes, chicken pox, verruca
11. Sinusitis, influenza, bronchitis, tuberculosis
12. Severe asthenia
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