Clove Leaf Oil
Clove leaf oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the clove tree, scientifically known as Eugenia Caryophyllata. It is obtained through a steam distillation process.
In terms of its chemical composition, clove leaf oil is primarily composed of eugenol, a phenolic compound that gives it its distinctive aroma and therapeutic properties. Eugenol makes up a significant portion of the oil, typically ranging from 70-90%.
Clove leaf oil exhibits various beneficial properties due to its high eugenol content. It is known for its antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, and local anesthetic effects. These properties contribute to its traditional uses for dental pain relief, skincare, and as a natural insect repellent.
The main active component, eugenol, possesses antimicrobial properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and certain parasites. It also has potential analgesic properties, making it useful for providing temporary relief from toothache and other minor pains. Moreover, clove leaf oil’s local anesthetic effect can provide temporary numbing and soothing benefits on the skin or mucous membranes.
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|Botanical name||Syzygium aromaticum|
|Origin||The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from leaf/twig of Syzygium aromaticum|
|Appearance||Colourless to pale yellow|
|Density||1.025 – 1.050 @25°C|
|Refractive index||1.525 – 1.535 @20°C|
|Optical rotation||0º to -3º|
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