KARANFİL TOMURCUĞU YAĞI
Karanfil mersingiller familyasının bir çeşidi olup, tropik iklime sahip bölgelerde yetişmektedir. Karanfil tomurcuklarından su buharı distilasyonu ile karanfil yağı çıkarılır. Bileşiminde hirokarbür Eugenol Salisik Asit karyofilin vardır. Kuvvetli bir antiseptik olup, dahilen; ağrı kesici, hazım kolaylaştırıcı, koku giderici, iştah açıcı, cinsel uyarıcı, ishal kesici, doğum kolaylaştırıcı olarak kullanılır.
Clove bud oil (Eugenia caryophyllus)
Origin of Clove bud essential oil:
A native of Indonesia and the Malacca Islands. The Latin word ’Clavus’ means nail shaped, referring to the bud. It was often used by the Greeks, Roman and the Chinese to ease toothache and as a breath sweetener, especially when talking to the Emperor. It has antiseptic properties and was used in the prevention of contagious diseases such as the Plaque.
Description of Clove bud essential oil:
A slender evergreen with a smooth gray trunk, up to 12 meters high. It has large bright green leaves on short stalks. At the start of the rainy season long buds appear that have a rosy-pink corolla at the tip. As the corolla fades the calyx turns deep red and then provide the cloves. Clove bud oil has a sweet, rich, warm, spicy and penetrating aroma with a fruity top note and a woody base note. Clove bud oil lifts depression and is recommended as an inhalation when feeling weak and lethargic. It’s excellent as an antiseptic because of the high proportion of eugenol.
Appearance: Clear liquid
Aroma : Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds but richer
Color Light Golden Yellow
Chemical constituents: Clove bud oil has various chemical compounds that include Eugenol, eugenyl acetate and caryophyllene.
Extraction:It is extracted by steam distillation of buds.
Clove bud oil Therapeutic Effects:
The essential oil is an antiseptic and stimulating oil used in mouthwashes and for gargling. Comforting rubbed onto gums, traditionally used to relieve toothache. Its antibiotic and antiviral properties make it a natural infection fighter. It proves to be very useful in the treatment of arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains and toothache. Oil can be used for acne, bruises, burns and cuts, keeping infection at bay and as a pain reliever. It helps with toothache, mouth sores, rheumatism and arthritis. It is beneficial to the digestive system, effective against vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, spasms and parasites, as well as bad breath.
Aromatherapy uses :
It acts like antiseptic ,antihistamine, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, antifungal, anti-viral, powerful bactericidal-large spectrum, antiparasitic, anthelmintic, antiemetic, expectorant, cicatrizant, spasmolytic, splenetic, stimulant (general, digestive, sexual) and tonic(nervous, hypertensive).
Pharmaceutical uses :
In ancient Persia, clove was used in love potions. In Chinese medicine, it is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and used for diarrhea, hernias, bad breath, bronchitis, skin infections and to ease the pain of childbirth. Ayurvedic medicine uses clove to treat fevers, respiratory, and digestive complaints. As a folk remedy, it was used for headaches when mixed with apple cider vinegar. Clove oil was also used to disinfect large places like theaters.
Flavor and fragrance
Clove oil is also made from the leaves and stems of the tree and is not considered aromatherapy grade, as it is harsher. Clove leaf oil is mainly manufactured for the extraction of phenol eugenol. Clove stem oil is used by the perfume industry, as it is cheaper and has more eugenol than clove bud. Because of this, it is not considered therapy grade. Clove bud oil is used as an ingredient in food, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. It is also used in the production of printing ink, glue, and varnish. Clove is reported to stop nicotine addiction.
Incence and candle:
Clove oil is also used in making Emu essential oils and as carrier oils. Used along with blending other essential oils for making candles. Also used as bee-wax emulsifiers, orange peel wax, cocoa butter, stearic acid. It is a very good stabilising agent.