Clove oil

Clove oil --> oil of clove

volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the dried flower buds of Eugenia caryophyllata (family Myrtacea). Contains about 85% eugenol along with other constituents. Used in dentistry as a local anaesthetic and component of temporary fillings of the teeth. Also used to flavor foods; strong, pungent odour.

Synonym: clove oil.

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