Cloves are actually dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum and are used in cuisines all over the world. These unopened flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum with many health benefits, have long calyx bearing four sepals and a small ball of unopened petals. They are harvested when they are about one cm. long and are ripe red in color. Syzygium aromaticum trees are probagated by seeds having very short viability and are to be planted soon after the ripening of the fruit.
Syzygium Aromaticum is also known is Clove. This is a spice or condiment that has been used in the kitchen for centuries. Clove is known as Laung in Hindi and is obtained from an evergreen tree. Clove is the dried unopened bud obtained from a middle sized tree.
The buds, stem, and leaves of the tree are steam distilled to obtain essential oils. The clove bud oil is obtained from the buds and eugenol acetate and carophyllene.
Clove is a common table spice with is usually mixed with cinnamon, turmeric and chillies to prepare curry powder. It is also used to flavor betel leaves and its oil is used in the manufacturing of perfumes, soaps, baths salts as well as flavoring agents in toothpastes.
Digestive Disorders:Cloves improve enzymatic flow and the digestive system. It can also relieve dyspepsia as well as control gastric irritability. Licking the powder made of fried cloves with honey is effective in controlling vommitting.
Cholera:Relieving cholera is also possible by consuming clove in the right quantity.
Coughs:Chew on clove and salt relieves the irritation in the throat and helps in relieving pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx).
Asthma:Clove is a very effective remedy for relieving patients suffering from asthma. A decoction of the plant taken with honey can work wonders for an asthamtic patient.
Teeth Disorder:Clove is suggested for people who complain of tooth ache. It helps in decreasing infection and has remarkable antiseptic properties. Clove oil is also applied on decaying tooth.
Ear Ache: Clove sauted in sesame oil can help in relieving the problem of pain in the ear.
Muscular Cramps:Clove oil applied as a poultice near the cramped area helps in relaxing the muscle.
Head aches:Paste made of clove and salt with milk is a household remedy used for relieving headaches.
Stye:Inflammation around the eyelash can be relieved by using a clove stub and water on the affected area.