Cloves are aromatic flower buds of tree syzygium aromaticum. The plant is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and subtropical conditions. Clove is a herb and people use various of the plant, including the dried bud, stems, and leaves to make medicine. clove oil is also famous for its medicinal properties .They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia . Cloves are commonly used as spice,and it is one of the indigenous spice to Asian countries like Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and even areas of East Africa.Cloves are popular flavoring agent used in wide variety of cuisine across the world and it also has many health benefits too, some of which include providing aid in digestion, having antimicrobial properties, fighting against cancer, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling diabetes, preserving bone quality, and containing anti-mutagenic properties, as well as fighting against oral diseases and headaches.
Health benefits of clove:
1:Improvement of digestion:
Cloves helps in stimulating secretion of digestive enzymes.Topical application over the stomach or abdomen are said to warm the digestive tract, it also helps in gastric irritability and other digestive problems. Cloves can eaten row or roasted and powder mixed with honey .
2: Temporarily treat the toothache:
Clove oil, which encourages healthy teeth and gums, is a traditional remedy for relieving , sore gums and oral ulcers,tooth ache. You can temporarily relief the pain by dabbing a little clove oil on a cotton ball and placing it on the sore tooth or on your gums. An added benefit is that it will also pull out any infection , it acts as cleaning agent.
Clove oil can be used to massage sore muscles; some also use it for arthritis and rheumatism.
The patients suffering from diabetics ,the amount of insulin produced by body is not sufficient or not produced at all.Eating one or two cloves per day can helps in controlling the blood sugar level as the extract from clove intimates the insulin.
5:Treatment of respiratory infections:
Cloves are used as expectorant (an agent that promotes the discharge or expulsion of mucus from the respiratory tract).Cloves are a natural painkiller and also attack germs, so they’ll help you get rid of that sore throat.
The dried flower bud of clove that help in improving the immune system by increasing the white blood cell count, thereby improving delayed type hypersensitivity.
Many diseases are caused by free radicals and oxidative damage specially in liver due to increase free radical production and lipid profile, while decreasing the antioxidants .cloves contain high amount of antioxidants and clove extract is ideal for protecting the organs from the effect free radical or counteracting such problems.