Clove Oil

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Infobox on Clove Oil
Example of Clove Oil
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Facts
Origin Madagascar, Indonesia
Stowage factor (in m3/t) 1,57/1,81 m3/t
Humidity / moisture -
Ventilation -
Risk factors See text

Description / Application

Highly aromatic essential oil distilled from cloves for medicinal uses, flavouring, perfumery, etc.

Oil of cloves, also known as clove oil, is an essential oil from the clove plant, Syzygium aromaticum.

It is a natural analgaesic and antiseptic used primarily in dentistry for its main ingredient eugenol. It can also be purchased in pharmacies over the counter, as a home remedy for dental pain relief, mainly toothache. It is also often found in the aromatherapy section of health food stores and used in the flavouring of some medicines. The main oil-producing countries are Madagascar and Indonesia.

Though oil of cloves is marketed for a variety of medicinal uses, scientific evidence does not support claims that it is effective in treating any disease, including cancer.

See Essential Oils.

Shipment / Storage

Mostly shipped in drums. Liable to taint other cargoes, give separate stowage. Valuable, examine all drums before accepting. Will darken and thicken on exposure but its properties are not impaired.

Risk factors

  • Spillage
  • Odour/taint
  • Contamination/defilement