Updated: Jul 16, 2021
Clove oil is an essential oil that’s derived from clove trees. The clove tree, known as Syzygium aromaticum, is native to Southeast Asia, although today you may find it growing in other locations, too.
Clove oil is produced by distilling the dried flower buds that are collected from the clove tre
e. Other parts of the tree, such as the stem and leaves, may also be used.
Clove oil, which ranges in color from colorless to light yellow and has a strong, spicy aroma, has been used for centuries in a variety of applications.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the potential benefits of this oil and how you can use it at home.
What are the benefits of clove essential oil?
Clove oil has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes, including:
as an antimicrobial, to help kill bacteria
as a pain reliever for conditions such as toothache and muscle pain
for digestive upset
elieve respiratory conditions like cough and asthma
While many different chemicals have been identified in clove oil, a compound called eugenol is one of the primary components.
Like many essential oils, researchers have been working to evaluate the potential health benefits of clove oil and its components. Let’s take a deeper dive into what some of the research says so far.