Origin: Indonesia

Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Syzygieae
Scientific Name: Syzygium aromaticum


Parts used: Dried flower buds

Traditional Associations

Element: Fire
Day: Thursday
Planet: Jupiter
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Associated Celebrations: AutEx
Deities: Maat

Magical Properties: Love, lust, money, protection, exorcism, fertility, aphrodisiac, courage, purification

Contemporary Associations

Element: Air
Direction: South
Day: Wednesday
Planet: Uranus
Zodiac: Aquarius
Associated Celebrations: Quickening
Deities: Merlin

Magical Properties: Clairvoyance, divination, psychic skills, intellect

Substitutions: Nutmeg


Part Used: Flowers, buds, and stems
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Flash Point: 87°C

Scent Type: Spicy
Perfume Note: Middle
Scent Description: Strong, warm, spicy

Aromatherapeutic Uses

Pain-relieving, especially commonly used for toothaches. May be useful as an aphrodisiac and insect repellent.