Clove is an extensively used spice that has been in existence since ancient times. Its use spreads across cooking and even specific areas of medicine like dentistry.
Not only is it widely known, but it also rivals other popular spices like ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon in popularity. From the clove oil to the clove powder, the clove tree has astonishing uses built around all of its parts.
What are cloves?
Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree. There are aromatic in nature and originate from the evergreen tree with smooth grey bark. In appearance, the clove leaves are bright green, large, and aromatic in nature. The clover flower from which the whole cloves emanate grows naturally in bright red to yellow clusters at the end of the tree’s branches.
As a result of its aromatic nature, the tree is named Syzygium Aromaticum which is a direct representation of its intense aroma. Typically cloves are available as either ground cloves or whole cloves and are used in the production of clove oil.
Cloves are indigenous to Indonesia (the Moluccas or Maluku islands to be precise) and have always been used as aromatic spices. When used in food, they introduce an inviting taste to the dish and ramp the aroma profile in Asian cuisine.
They are always readily available as they are cultivated throughout the year in line with the different harvest seasons. The clove plant is grown and cultivated in areas like Bangladesh, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Tanzania.
Clove essential oil contains a high-quality aromatic compound known as Eugenol which also makes up for its fragrant taste, and aroma, and is a huge part of the health benefits of the clove tree.
Clove oil for teeth:
The essential oil obtained from the clove plant is used as an anodyne which is a painkiller for dental emergencies. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese herbal medicine for aromatherapy, and many other treatments.
Rich in anti-oxidants: Cloves contain a high amount of antioxidants which are helpful in fighting off free radicals and reducing the oxidative stress on the body. Its content of Eugenol and Vitamin C makes it a powerful antioxidant that helps to improve overall health.
Clove powder has antibacterial properties that make it highly effective in fighting off bacterial growth. This makes it a great additive in the production of mouthwash and other applications that require the prevention of microorganism growth.
◉ Liver health:
Clove oil may be helpful in preventing liver disease and boosting overall liver health. Studies have shown that Eugenol may be effective in deterring the precursors to liver disease.
◉ Blood sugar regulation:
The compounds found in the clove plants can help to promote the production of insulin and lower blood sugar. This makes it a good addition to the diets of individuals suffering from diabetes.
◉ Reduction of stomach ulcers:
Clove oil and extracts from the clover flowers can help in the production of gastric juices and protection against stomach ulcers. This makes it promising in ulcer treatment and a great dietary additive.
|Product Name||Clove Powder.
|Scientific Name||Syzygium aromaticum.|
|Country of Origin
Indonesia. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Cloves Flavor Profile The taste is pungent, strong, and sweet with a bitter, astringent flavor as well.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 2 to 3 years.|
||We suggest you, Before consuming spice, herbs, or any kind of organic product you can consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist.|
|Notice||Our product information has not been appraised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For educational purposes only.|