BOTANICAL NAME: Eugenia caryophyllus
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: Nestled in the Maluku Islands in Indonesia are the Syzygium aromaticum trees, which are tall evergreens with large leaves and crimson flowers. These trees are native to this area, however are widespread across Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. Clove stem oil is said to have a woodier aroma than clove bud oil. This oil has many uses, both culinary and medicinally. Cloves are used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, and herbalism. Clove oil is also quite high in manganese as well as potassium, magnesium and calcium. Clove oil is comprised primarily of Eugenol, a compound that is responsible for giving cloves their distinct aroma.
KEY COMPONENTS: Eugenol