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Eugenol


4-Allylguaiacol, Eugenic acid
  • Flavors:
    Nutmeg
  • Also found in: Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon

  • Class: Monoterpene
  • Formula: C10H12O2
  • Molecular Weight.: 164.2 g/mol
  • Boiling Point: 253.2º
Description

Natural phenolic molecule derived from guaiacol found in several plants such as cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves. It has been used as a topical anti-irritant antiseptic and in dental preparations with zinc oxide to seal the root canal and control pain.

Eugenol has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antipyretic, antioxidant, antifungal and analgesic properties. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, however, it has been shown to interfere with the conduction of the action potential.