Clove Oil


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clove oil

[′klōv ‚ȯil]
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Clove Oil

 

an essential oil, a yellow liquid with a strong clove odor; density, 1.043-1.018 g per cu cm. The value of clove oil is determined by the presence in it of eugenol (79-92 percent). Clove oil is obtained from the clove tree and is widely used in the perfume industry as the raw material for production of vanillin and other substances.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Clove oil has analgesic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cloves are antiseptic--dentists used to use clove oil to soothe gums.
CLOVE OIL: A couple of drops applied directly to the sore spot works fast thanks to eugenol - a natural anaesthetic and anti-bacterial - which can also reduce inflammation in the mouth, left.
SURPRISING WAYS TO EASE THE PAIN OF TOOTHACHE CLOVE OIL: A couple of drops applied directly to the sore spot works fast thanks to eugenol - a natural anaesthetic and antibacterial - which can also reduce inflammation in the mouth.
Cloves and clove oil have been used in dentistry since the 19th century due to the presence of the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory chemical eugenol.