Botanical Name : Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merrill.& Perry
Family Name : MYRTACEAE
Common Name : Clove , Clove Tree, Kan-Plu (in Thai)
Part Used : Leaves
The Clove tree is grown in tropical climates, cloves are used as a spice in cuisines world-wide. It’s also known as Kan-Plu in Thai.
Cloves flower buds are rich in volatile oil. The main compound of the volatile oil is eugenol, a phenolic compound used in pharmaceutical industry for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anesthetic properties .The oil also has fungicidal, antiviral and useful for food industry. The pungent smell of clove also apply to many cosmetic products.