COMMON NAME: CLOVE
BOTANICAL NAME: Syzygium aromaticum
ORIGIN AND HABITAT: Native to the Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Cultivated in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and other tropical locations
DISTILLATION: Flower buds are steam distilled
CURRENT AND HISTORICAL USES: Used by the Greeks, Roman and the Chinese, to ease toothache and as a breath sweetener. Used in perfumes, mulled wines and liqueurs, dental products and as an insect repellant.