Clove Bud essential oil Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophillata Origin: Madagascar Part Used: Buds Process: Steam Distillation Plant Description: Native to the Maluku Islands, clove trees are cultivated worldwide, especially in the Philippines, Comoros Islands, Zanzibar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India; grown for production of essential oil in Madagascar and Indonesia. Clove Bud essential oil comes from a slender evergreen tree that grows to a height of 45 feet, with flower buds appearing at the start of the rainy season. When the unopened buds turn deep red, they are hand-picked or beaten from the trees for drying prior to distillation. Oil Description: Pale yellow liquid with a warm, sweet-spicy aroma, a fresh, fruity top note and a faint woody undertone. Historical/Traditional Uses: Clove Bud has an extensive history of use, for medicinal purposes and as a culinary spice, in Europe from the 4th century BCE and in China from the 3rd century BCE. During the Han Imperial Dynasty of China (206 BCE – 220 CE), representatives and diplomats of the court were required to hold cloves in their mouths to freshen their breath when addressing the emperor. During this dynastys rule, diplomatic outreach into Central Asia marked the beginning of the Silk Road trade network that extended to the Roman Empire. It was along this trade route by both land and sea that spices, including cloves, reached the European continent. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-17 September 1179) used clove buds warming effect for a stuffy head, gout, intestinal issues, and hiccoughs. During the Black Plague of the mid-14th century, thieves robbing the deceased victims made use of cloves and other spices and herbs for protection against infection. Rondeletia, a classic 16th century Italian perfume, was composed primarily of cloves and lavender. Applications (Uses and Indications): In aromatherapy, Clove Bud essential oil is indicated for athletes foot, toothaches, halitosis, indigestion, repelling mosquitoes, intestinal parasites, and respiratory issues. When included in the diet during the last month of pregnancy, clove is said to tone and strengthen the uterus in preparation for childbirth. It is used externally, greatly diluted, for arthritis and muscular aches and pains. When inhaled, Clove Bud instills confidence, trust and motivation, stimulates memory, and helps overcome exhaustion, while its antiseptic and antiviral action is beneficial for fighting off infectious diseases. In perfumery, Clove Bud essential oil is a middle note that blends well with allspice, basil, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, carnation, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary ct cineol, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver, and ylang ylang. This product is Certified Organic and is sold in a 15mL or 30mL amber bottle. We are currently offering the option to Buy 3 essential oils and get 1 FREE! Buy any three bottles of our essential oils (mix and match any size/scent on any of our listings), and we will give you an equal sized bottle of your choice, absolutely FREE as a thank you for shopping with Modern Gaia. To request the oil of your choice, simply send us a message via our messaging system. If you do not make a valid choice at time of purchase, we will choose one for you. Free Essential Oil must be At or Below the AVERAGE PRICE of Combined Purchased Essential Oils. All our essential oils come in a dark amber glass bottle. In order to bring you the purest, highest quality oils, we only carry therapeutic grade oils, we do not carry cosmetic grade. We normally ship your order within 24 hours (by the next business day) of receiving payment. We take care in getting your order to you as soon as possible!