The Aromatherapy and Health Benefits of Clove Oil

Clove essential oil is extracted from Eugenia caryophyllata of the Myrtaceae family. Though, the oil is one of the most potential oil which should be used with great care to get the benefits in aromatherapy. A bunch of wonderful properties rich in this oil can gives you lots of health benefits such as boosting your mind and lifting for your depression, can aid your digestion, reduce pain if you are suffering from arthritis and rheumatism, ease respiratory issues and assists leg ulcers.

Oil Properties used in Aromatherapy

Clove oil is one of the popular aromatic oil widely used in Aromatherapy. It has a warm, very strong and spicy smell and especially the oil is absolutely colorless to pale yellow with a bit of watery viscosity.

Source of Clove Oil

This is an evergreen tree which generally grows to about 10 meters tall and has a very bright green leaves and nail shaped rose peach flower buds; the tree is commonly a native one of Indonesia and the Malacca Islands. The antiseptic properties are good to use for prevention of contagious diseases.

Therapeutic application and Benefits of Clove Oil

The oil is good to use in aromatherapy but somebody may suffer a bit of irritation to the skin and it is easily irritate the mucus membranes. The oil should be avoided in the time of pregnancy. The therapeutic properties contains in the oil are analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, anti infectious, insecticide, uterine and tonic.

Health Benefits of Clove Oil

Clove oil is a topical analgesic, generally called pain killer type, commonly used for the purpose of toothache, also used for antispasmodic, prevents vomiting and nausea and also prevents gas in the gut. Clove essential oil is extracted from Eugenia caryophyllata (also known as Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia aromatica, E. carophyllus) of the Myrtaceae family. Clove oil is a very potent essential oil that should be used with great care in aromatherapy,  in recent time this essential oil are greatly using in aromatherapy, it does have wonderful properties – from stimulating the mind and lifting depression, in aiding digestion, relieving pain in arthritis and rheumatism, easing respiratory problems and assisting leg ulcers. There and several health benefits of Clove Oil. This oil has a very nice warm, strong, spicy smell and colorless to pale yellow with a medium to watery viscosity. Apart from its aromatherapy uses its therapeutic properties are numerous such as – analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic, carminative, anti-infectious, disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic and uterine.

You can get many benefits of Clove Oil. Clove oil is very much useful for pain and toothache, in vapor therapy it has been using widely in aromatherapy, using for massage oil, using for making cream or lotion and mouthwash.

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