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  Very wide-spectrum anti-infective (virus, bacteria, fungi, parasites) ++++  
Anti-candidiasis ++++ 
Anaesthetic +++ 
Inhibits fermentation and necrosis +++ 
Uterotonic +++ 
General tonic and stimulant +++ 
Combats mutagenicity and free radicals +++ 
Main therapeutic indications   Dental infections: abscess, gingivitis, periodontitis, stomatitis +++  
Dysentery and diarrhoea caused by infections of all kinds +++  
Toothache and gum pain +++ 
Cystitis, salpingitis, bartholinitis, pelvic inflammatory disease +++  
Viral neuralgia and neuritis +++ 
Delayed and difficult childbirth ++++ 
Wind, flatulence, fermentation, bloating +++ 
Malaria, amoebic dysentery, leishmaniasis +++
Hypothyroidism ++ 
Skin parasites: lice, scabies, tick +++ 
Shingles, herpes, chicken pox, verruca ++ 
Sinusitis, influenza, bronchitis, tuberculosis ++
Severe asthenia ++ 
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