Published November 30, 1985
Name of Drug
Caryophylli flos, cloves.
Composition of Drug
Cloves consist of the hand-picked and dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merrill et L.M. Perry (syn. Jambosa caryophyllus (Sprengel) Niedenzu, Eugenia caryophyllata Thunberg) [Fam. Myrtaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains at least 14 percent (v/w) essential oil, in reference to the dried drug.
Inflammatory changes of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa.
In dentistry, for topical anesthesia.
In concentrated form, oil of cloves may be irritating to mucosal tissues.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Mode of Administration
- For mouth washes corresponding to 1 - 5 percent essential oil.
- In dentistry, undiluted essential oil.
Powdered, ground, or whole herb to obtain the essential oil, and other galenical preparations for topical use.