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The aroma of Clove Bud is powerful and spicy, yet also fruity, warm and sweet.
Common Name: Clove Bud
Plant Part: Bud
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Caryophyllus aromaticus L., Eugenia aromatica (L.) Baill., Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb., Eugenia caryophyllus (C. Spreng) Bull. & Hart., lavanga
Origin: Native to tropical Asia. Now cultivated worldwide, especially Madagascar, Philippines. Traditionally cultivated in Tanzania, Madagascar and East African Islands. The major oil-producing countries are Madagascar and Indonesia.
Botanical Description: An evergreen tropical tree that grows up to 12-meter (40 ft) high. Has large glossy green leaves and small white flowers with numerous prominent stamens. The buds appear as rosy-pink corolla; as the corolla fades the calyx turns red.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by water distillation of the buds. The oil is pale yellow to amber brown mobile liquid. Yield 15 to 20%.
Aroma Profile: The top note of Clove Bud is a fruity and fresh, doughy aroma. The middle note is bold and spicy, while the dry out note is lingering, dry, spicy and sweet.
Major Constituents: Eugenol (70 to 80%), β-caryophyllene (2 to 7%), eugenyl acetate (8 to 15%)
Common Adulterants: Clove stem oil, clove leaf oil
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: warming
Blends Well With: Rose, vanilla, lavender, bergamot, clary sage, bay leaf, lavandin, allspice, ylang ylang.
Safety Data: Mildly toxic by skin contact. Avoid during pregnancy.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: The aroma of Clove Bud is powerful and spicy, yet also fruity, warm and sweet.