Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands, or Moluccas, in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice, flavoring, or fragrance in consumer products, such as toothpaste, soaps, or cosmetics.
CAS number 84961-50-2
Botanical Name Syzygium aromaticum L.
Plant Part Flower buds
Origin of raw material Indonesia
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Supercritical Fluid (SCF). SCF method is an extraction technique using fluids in conditions that are elevated above their critical point of temperature. The extraction conditions mainly pressure and temperature, are in charge of solubility and selectivity of different compounds in the supercritical fluid Advantages of SCF extraction process include products of 100% natural, fresh close to raw material, high concentration, high solubility, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms, and lipophilic.
Application Traditional use
Due to its antibacterial effect, the essential oil of clove is used in traditional herbal medicines against inflammations of the mouth and throat mucosa, as well as for local pain relief in toothache. Cloves are also said to have a positive influence on the healing of stomach ulcers.
In food
Cloves are traditionally used as spice mixtures for gingerbread or in curry mixtures. In addition, many herbal and bitter liqueurs contain cloves. The extract is therefore suitable for flavoring in the food and beverage industry.
In food supplements
Eugenol contained in clove extract has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is effective against oxidative stress. Thus, the extract in dietary supplements can bring physiological benefits and positively influence the quality of life.
In cosmetics
The extract can be used as a fragrance in perfume and soaps. Its antibacterial effect makes it suitable for use in mouthwash or toothpaste.
Shelf Life 5 years