Whole Cloves - Syzygium aromaticum. Flower buds from a small evergreen tree in Sri Lanka.
Clove is one of the primary seven ingredients in Buddhist incense and is known to be very stimulating. Clove can also be used to help an incense mixture burn when making incense sticks and cones.
Synonyms: Eugenia caryophyllata
Origin: Moluccas Islands (Spice Islands), Indonesia, Madagascar, Tanzania (Zanzibar), Comoro Islands
Parts Used: flower buds
Aroma Description: intense, spicy, warming, slightly sour-fruity, refreshing
Emotional Attributes: strengthening, love
Cosmetic Uses: widely used in perfumery, potpourris, pomanders, as well as to flavor toothpaste
Culinary Uses: the buds are chewed as a breath freshener, widely used for food and drink flavoring. Used to flavor Vermouth and Indian and Indonesian cigarettes.
Medicinal Attributes: used to treat gastroenteritis and intestinal parasites, toothaches and insect bites. In traditional Chinese medicine cloves are used as a kidney tonic, to relieve pain, treat nausea, vomiting, stomach chills and impotence. Strongly antiseptic.
Element Association: Fire
Magical Associations: protection, spirituality, awareness, prosperity
Astrological Association: Aries, Scorpio, Pisces, Sagittarius
Planetary Association: Jupiter
Aromatic Note: Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled, widely used in perfumery
Mixes Well With: aloeswood, borneol camphor, benzoin, cassia, cinnamon, frankincense, guggul, lavender, myrrh, musk seed, nutmeg, opoponax, patchouli, rhubarb, rose, saffron, sandalwood, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, etc.
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Per ounce (28 grams) $4.50
Per 4 ounces (112 grams) $17.00
Per 1/2 pound (224 grams) $32.00
Per pound (448 grams) $60.00