Traditionally, this oil is used for inflammation reduction. Its nature is that of a pain reliever and is quite effective in reducing pain caused by arthritis, migraines, headaches, rheumatism, and muscle aches.
Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family. This tree is native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia. From the evergreen, you can derive three types of clove essential oils: clove bud oil, clove leaf oil and clove stem oil.
Out of the three, clove bud essential oil — also known as Eugenia carophyllata — is the most popular in aromatherapy.
During the time of ancient Greeks and Romans, this plant oil was used to relieve toothaches and to combat bad breath. Its presence was also found in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine with the same purpose.
Cloves offer many health benefits, such as having antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling, preserving bone quality, and containing anti-mutagenic properties, as well as fighting against oral diseases and while displaying aphrodisiac properties as well. Wow~!
Clove, just like many other originating in Asia, has a great history behind it. During the 13th and 14th centuries, cloves were transported all the way from Indonesia to China, India, Persia, Africa, and Europe. During this time, cloves had a very high price, thus wars for monopoly over clove production and distribution began. Many wars were waged in order to control the islands of Maluku during both the medieval and modern period. The Dutch emerged victorious and held the Maluku islands for a very long time. Today, clove is a very important commercial crop all around the world.