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clove oil, oil of cloves(noun)
essential oil obtained from cloves and used to flavor medicines
Oil of cloves
Oil of cloves, also known as clove oil, is an essential oil from the clove plant, Syzygium aromaticum. It has the CAS number 8000-34-8. 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 flavoring of some medicines. The main oil-producing countries are Madagascar and Indonesia. Clove oil is widely used in microscopical preparation, since it is miscible with Canada balsam and has a similar refractive index to glass. Oil of cloves is marketed for a variety of medicinal uses; and scientific evidence indicates that it kills parasitic mites, if not cancer. Oil of cloves is also used as an ingredient in cat deterrent sprays coupled with garlic oil and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and other ingredients.
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