Health Benefits Of The Spice With A Bite - Clove And Clove Oil

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Latin Name : Syzygium aromaticum.

Cloves are called laung or lavang in India.

Clove is a spice that is obtained from the Syzygium aromaticum tree which is native to the Malaku islands or Spice islands as they are also known, of Indonesia. It is also grown in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Zanzibar.

Cloves are nail shaped and derive their English name from the Latin word 'clavus' meaning a nail.

The clove tree is evergreen and grows to a height of about 25 to 40 feet. Cloves, in fact, are the dried, unopened flower buds which are harvested when they are bright reddish in color. The flowers grow in terminal clusters.

Cloves were a highly traded spice in the Middle Ages and later in the 15th century when 1 kg of cloves cost 7 grams of gold. Later on in the 17th and 18th centuries cloves were worth as much as their weight in gold, since importing them involved huge costs.

Ground cloves stay good for about 6 months when kept in an airtight container in a cool and dark place. Whole cloves stay well for about 1 year. If kept in the fridge, their shelf life can be extended.


Syzygium aromaticum ( Clove ) Tree

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Uses Of Cloves


Cloves are primarily used as a spice in most cuisines of the world. They may be used either whole or ground but are used sparingly as they have an extremely strong flavor.

In India, it is used all over the country but is very much used to spice up the North Indian cuisine. Garam masala, a mixture of various spices, has cloves as one of its ingredients. In South Indian cooking it is used to enhance the flavor of rice.

Cloves are also used to in the preparation of the Indian masala chai.

In American cooking, sweet breads like zucchini and pumpkin bread contain cloves along with other spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

Cloves are used to make cheese in the Netherlands, often along with cumin; also the Dutch speculaas and stews like hachee.

Mulled wine made during Christmas in Europe contains cloves as one of its ingredients.

Cloves are used in the production of the well known 'Worcestershire sauce' as also in making of pickles, sauces and chutneys.


Unripe Flower Buds Of Cloves

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Cloves In Different Stages Of Ripening

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Ripe Clove Flower Buds Kept For Drying

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Other Uses Of Cloves


The Indonesian cigarettes 'Kretek' contain cloves. In China & Japan cloves are used in making of incense, perfumes and soaps. Pomanders used for hangings during Christmas in some European countries, contain cloves along with oranges; the provide a fresh and great scent all over the house.

In a Jewish religious ceremony called Havdala cloves are used.

Cloves are also used as an ant repellant.


Medicinal Uses Of Cloves


In Ayurveda, clove is believed to have a warming effect on the body and hence is used in number of Ayurvedic medicines related to respiratory disorders like coughs, colds, asthma etc.
In Chinese medicine and also Western herbalism cloves are much used. They are used to improve the secretion of hydrochloric acid, to aid in the peristaltic motion and to remove intestinal worms.

In Aromatherapy clove oil is used for its warming and stimulating effects in digestive problems.

Dentists use its essential oil to kill pains due to its its numbing action on dental tissues.The oil apart from relieving toothache also kills the infection.

Cloves are used to control hiccoughs and strengthen the kidneys. It is useful in impotence, prevents premature ejaculation and relieves vaginal discharges as well.

Cloves control morning sickness, vomiting and diarrhea. They have anti herpetic action, reduce blood sugar and fever.



How To Check The Freshness Of cloves

A fresh clove will float vertically. A stale one will either sink or float horizontally.

Clove Oil


Clove oil primarily contains Eugenol making up about 70 to 90% of the essential oil component. Eugenol is responsible for the aroma that cloves give and is anti inflammatory, antiseptic and anesthetic in action.

Some of the other components of clove oil are acetyl eugenol, beta caryophyllene and vanillin; some tannins like methyl salicylate which is a painkiller and gallotannic acid: flavonoids like eugenin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, which are anti inflammatory antioxidants, and some triterpenoids.

The dried buds contain 15 to 20% of the essential oil, mainly in the form of eugenol.
1 Kg of dried buds yield about 150 ml of eugenol.

Eugenol even in doses as low as 5ml can be toxic.

Clove oil can treat a variety of health problems like;

  • Toothache
  • Indigestion
  • Asthma and cough
  • Headache
  • Blood disorders and skin infections
  • In burns to reduce the sensitivity of the skin

Clove oil is also called Eugenol. Dentists use eugenol and zinc oxide mix as temporary fillings during root canal treatments.

Clove oil is used in toothpastes, laxative medicines and a dental solution Clovacaine which is used as an local anesthesia.

World's Healthiest foods Rating

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloves, 2.00 tsp (4.20 grams)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nutrient
Amount
DV
Nutrient
World's Healthiest
 
 
(%)
Density
Foods Rating
calories
13.57 calories
 
 
 
manganese
1.26 mg
63
83.6
excellent
omega-3 fats
0.18 g
7.5
9.9
very good
vitamin K
5.96 mcg
7.5
9.9
very good
fiber
1.44 g
5.8
7.6
very good
vitamin C
3.39 mg
5.7
7.5
very good
magnesium
11.09 mg
2.8
3.7
good
calcium
27.13 mg
2.7
3.6
good
source : whfoods.com

Nutrients In Cloves


Cloves have

  • Very good amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, copper and sodium.
  • good amounts of phosphorus, potassium, Vitamins C and K, choline, calcium and magnesium.
  • small amounts of iron, zinc, copper, selenium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folate and Vitamin A and E.


Nutritional Values In Cloves

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Cloves (Sygizium aromaticum),  
   
 
Nutritive Value per 100 gms
 
 
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
 
Principle
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Energy
47 Kcal
2%
Carbohydrates
10.51 g
8%
Protein
3.27 g
6%
Total Fat
0.15 g
0.50%
Cholesterol
0 mg
0%
Dietary Fiber
5.4 g
14%
Vitamins
 
 
Folates
68 mcg
17%
Niacin
1.046 mg
6.50%
Pantothenic acid
0.338 mg
7%
Pyridoxine
0.116 mg
9%
Riboflavin
0.066 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.072 mg
6%
Vitamin A
13 IU
0.50%
Vitamin C
11.7 mg
20%
Vitamin E
0.19 mg
1%
Vitamin K
14.8 mcg
12%
Electrolytes
 
 
Sodium
94 mg
6%
Potassium
370 mg
8%
Minerals
 
 
Calcium
44 mg
4%
Copper
0.231 mg
27%
Iron
1.28 mg
16%
Magnesium
60 mg
15%
Manganese
0.256 mg
11%
Phosphorus
90mg
13%
Selenium
 
 
Zinc
0.2 mcg
<0.5%
Phyto-nutrients
 
 
Carotene-�
8 mcg
--
Crypto-xanthin-�
0 mcg
--
Lutein-zeaxanthin
464 mcg
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Health Benefits Of Cloves


  • The main use of cloves outside of use in cooking is in dental troubles. It relieves toothaches, gum pain and mouth ulcers. It removes bad breath and reduces cavities.
  • Because of its antiseptic activity it is used to treat cuts, wounds, fungal infections like scabies, bruises, prickly heat, athlete's foot etc. Also used on insect bites and stings.
  • Treats acne.
  • It is an aphrodisiac - thus reduces stress and mental fatigue.
  • It induces sleep in those suffering from insomnia.Also treats mental problems like anxiety depression and loss of memory.
  • It relieves respiratory distress like bronchitis, asthma, cough, colds and tuberculosis and sore throat.
    Chew a clove to ease a sore throat.
  • It treats indigestion, flatulence, hiccups, nausea and vomiting even pregnancy related. It is much used in the latter case.
  • It purifies blood, improves blood circulation and controls blood sugar levels.
  • Cloves boost immunity levels and increase resisitance to diseases.


Some Specific Uses Of Cloves For Health


  • COUGH

Take equal quantities of cloves and pomegranate skin. Grind both well. Take 1/4 th tsp of this mixture with 1/2 tsp of honey 3 times a day to relieve cough.

  • HEADACHE
  1. Grind a few cloves with a little milk to make a paste. Add a little salt. Mix well and apply on the area of pain. It relieves pain. One can apply clove oil too.
  2. Grind 5 cloves. Add them to a cupful of water. Boil this till 1/2 a cup of water remains. Strain the water, add sugar and cool just enough to be able to drink. Take 2 times a day; once in the evening and then at night.
  • TOOTHACHE
  1. Grind 5 cloves. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon on the ground cloves. Mix well and massage this on the painful tooth for relief.
  2. Boil 5 cloves in 250 ml water. Swish this water around in the mouth 3 times a day.
  • DENTAL DISEASES

In cases of tooth infection, keep a clove at the affected tooth or apply clove oil to that tooth.
If you happen to bite and cut your tongue, keeping a clove in the mouth heals the tongue.

  • COUGH & PHLEGM
  1. Keeping a clove in the mouth will loosen and remove the phlegm. It controls bad breath too.
  2. Roast 2 cloves and suck for relief. This also stops formation of phlegm.
  • VOMITING IN PREGNANCY

Grind 2 cloves; mix 1 tsp honey and lick. It stops vomiting.

  • EXCESSIVE THIRST

Drink clove water. It reduces thirst.

  • MEASLES

Rub 2 cloves in honey and consume. It cures.

  • WHOOPING COUGH

Roast 2 cloves in fire.Mix in honey and lick for relief.

  • NAUSEA

Grind 2 cloves. Add 1/2 cup of water. Heat this water and drink. It relieves.

  • VOMITING

Grind 4 cloves. Add 1 cup of water. Boil till 1/2 cup water remains. Strain, add sugar and drink. Take 4 such doses. It stops vomiting.

  • HIGH FEVER

Grind 4 cloves. Mix in water and drink. It reduces fever.

  • TYPHOID

Drink clove water.

Make Clove Water As Follows :

Take 2 liters water. Add 5 cloves. Boil this water till 1 liter water remains. Strain. Drink this water frequently. Drink only boiled and cooled water.

  • FEVER

Grind 1 clove and take it with hot water 3 times a day.

Recipe For Making Clove Syrup


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 240 ml water
  • 1 cup sugar

Method

In a grinder, coarsely grind the whole cloves.

In a saucepan, combine the ground cloves with water and bring to a boil.

Remove from the heat, cover and let it stand for 20 minutes.

Pour through a fine strainer or muslin cloth and pour into a jar.

Add sugar and stir until dissolved.

Keep in the refrigerator. Keeps well for 1 month.

  • ACIDITY
  1. If you suffer from acidity regularly, keep 1 clove in the mouth and suck on it slowly, once in the morning and once in the evening or take clove syrup. (Recipe for clove syrup given on the right)
  2. Eat 1 clove after meals in the afternoon and night.
  3. Take 15 grams amla juice, 5 cloves ground, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp sugar. Mix all and drink. Take thrice daily for some days.

Any of of the above 3 methods can be tried and the best suited adopted.

  • INDIGESTION & GAS

Grind 2 cloves. Add 1/2 cup of of boiling water. Stir and keep. Drink when cool. Drink 3 times a day.

  • EARACHE

Mix clove oil and sesame oil in equal quantities. Put a drop in the painful ear.


Aperol Spice Recipe (1 serving)


Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Cinnamon-Clove Syrup (see recipe on the left)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters.

How To Prepare :

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
Add the Aperol, gin, syrup and lemon juice.
Shake vigorously and then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass.
Add the bitters and serve immediately.

Note

The rosy glow of the bittersweet aperitif Aperol is warming enough on its own.
But mixed with a clove-spiced syrup, this drink is a standout.
Angostura also has clove notes, so you'll get a doubly aromatic effect.

Source :


http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2009/09/25/aperol-spice/


Cinnamon-Clove Syrup Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon ground or whole cloves

How To Prepare :

Combine the sugar, water, cinnamon stick and cloves in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat; discard the cinnamon and clove (strain through cheesecloth if using ground cloves).
Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid.
Cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator. Can be kept good for several months.

Note

This spiced syrup can be used to add :

  • Depth to cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Add a splash to club soda
  • For desserts
  • To morning waffles.


Source :
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2009/09/25/cinnamon-clove-syrup/

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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

I use clove in my cooking, it adds great taste and flavor. I have used it for toothache and it brings great relief. Very useful and informative hub as usual. The choice of recipes is great. The medicinal uses of clove are many as you have stated. Voted up.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I occasionally suffer from toothache so am glad to find out that cloves are a natural solution to that. We always have a can of these spices around the house for cooking. Voting this Up and Useful.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Very helpful information on cloves. I had no clue, but I'll start trying to incorporate cloves into my diet. Thank you! Voted up and more.


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Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

Great article on cloves. I often use it when I have sore throat. It helps a lot.


archana srivastava 4 years ago

very useful hub.I like it.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Archana for reading and commenting


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for appreciating and voting it up Nithya. Good to know you use cloves medicinally as well. Thanks for reading.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Aurelio, clove is great to flavor foods as well as treat a lot of health conditions including toothache. Glad you keep this spice at home. I appreciate the read and votes.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

TToombs, glad you found this hub informative and you are inspired enough to think about using it. Nice to see you here and thanks for all the support.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ruchi, good to know you are aware of the benefits of cloves in sore throat. Thanks fr sparing time to read and comment


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Another wonderful hub sharing your Ayurvedia knowledge. Thanks for SHARING.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I am glad to you like the hub. Thanks for reading and appreciating.


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buckleupdorothy 4 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

Great information! Voted up and shared - thank you.


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

This hub is excellent and very detailed. Who knew there was such nutritional and medicinal uses in a tiny clove? I wish I had known about this when I was pregnant. I landed in the hospital on I.V.'s because my vomiting would not stop.

Question: For acidity you say to take 2 cloves a day - how do you take them - swallow them whole? What is amla juice?

You are an excellent writer and being a health nut myself, I am so glad to have found your hubs. Thanks! Voted up and Awesome.

Mekenzie


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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

Great hub... Your hubs are absolutely out standing my salutes...


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Hi Rajan! Another winner! You write such fabulous and informative hubs. I always learn so much from you. I'm going to link this to the masala chai recipe you provided. Thanks again for your knowledge and insight on these healthy topics. Voted up and across.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Marisa it's always a pleasure to see you here. It makes me happy to note that you found this hub worth linking to your hub on masala chai. Thanks for reading and giving so many votes and of course the linking.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

buckleupdorothy I'm glad you like the information. Appreciate your vote and sharing.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

anusujith thanks for reading and the compliments.


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Wonderful hub. I was raised in a Greek household where cloves are regularly used in both food and dessert. My mother still loves walking around with a clove in her mouth. I will definitely try the headache recipe. Voted up and useful.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

So many health benefits! Your research and detailing in the way you structure this hub is wonderful.


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Great hub. Lots of good information on the clove and using it. I didn't know it had such a wide variety of things it could be used for.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Mekenzie - The clove has to be sucked. I have made the necessary clarification in the hub.

Amla is a fruit. Amla juice is the juice of this fruit. I have a hub on Amla too so you may read that.

Nice to see a reader read it really well and ask for a clarification. Thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate it.

Thanks also for the votes and appreciation.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Trinity M, if your mother is a regular consumer of raw clove her teeth must have been well preserved. I would like to have your feedback on the recipe for the headache.

Thanks for leaving your feedback and I appreciate the read and votes.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Christy, thanks for stopping by and appreciating it in so many words. It is always a pleasure to have you visit.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Angelo, thanks for visiting. I am happy I could provide some info that you liked. It is true that for its size a clove has a large number of benefits.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

excellent hub again, Rajan. Full of information and great tips.

voted up as interesting and sharing it across


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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

but rajan being of garam taseer will they not raise blood pressure?


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Great article about the health benefits of cloves. I especially like the tooth ache idea. I hope I don't get a toothache but if I do you have given me a back up plan, and more! Fantastic Hub!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Ruchira, I'm sure you are aware of the multiple benefits of cloves. Glad to see you stop by. Thanks for voting it up and sharing.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

neelesh - though cloves are warming up to 4 or cloves in a day can be taken for a short period, till the problem subsides, by healthy persons according to ayurvedic physians. However if one suffers from health problems it is always advised to consult one's doctor before taking.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

rebecca, glad you found something that you could use when needed. Thanks for visiting, voting and appreciating.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Who would know cloves had so many health benefits. My Mother used to make pickled peaches and put cloves in them: good.

Did I read correctly where you say cloves cures Measles???? You can treat Typhoid with cloves???

I can just see all the men reading this running out to buy cloves. Ha, ha.

Misspelled word: ans for and. I saw another word but I can't remember where.

I had to get my medical dictionary and look up some of the medical terms and words.

You really put a lot of time and effort into your Hubs. Great Job. I voted it UP, etc.et.c


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I have always loved cloves. I have used them to make pomanders and I love it in recipes that call for allspice. I'm glad, though, that it has so many other uses - I didn't know it could be used for headaches and as an aphrodisiac, hehehe. Can you make it into a tea? I've never heard of it, but I'm tempted to with all the cloves in my cabinet that I have leftover from pomanders I made last Christmas. Thanks, Rajan. Awesome hub! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi Rajan..we don't have cloves here but you have listed endless uses. I also never seen this before. Voted UP!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. So many things I didn't know about cloves and there they sit ready for use. Thanks for sharing and passing this on.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Mary, the mistyped words stand corrected. Thanks for pointing them out. These benefits and reliefs are according to what Ayurveda says and since it is a traditional Indian science that has stood the test of time, I guess they have good reasons to say so. I'm happy to note you did quite a thorough reading of the hub. As a writer I really appreciate your questions.

Thanks for sparing time to read and give your feedback. All the votes are also much appreciated.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Cloves have been used in my family as long as I can remember, not only to spice up food but also as herbal remedy.

Rajan, thanks for sharing this wonderful hub.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Cyndi, the all spice powder that you are referring to is almost akin to the Indian garam masala powder. missolive has a recipe in her hub " What Is Chai " that includes cloves as well as other spices.

Thanks for all the kind words of appreciation and it is always a pleasure to read your comments.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

unknown spy, you can always get cloves from any Indian store if you have around the place you live or else can order it from an online store. It is indeed a spice with multiple benefits.

Thanks for reading and giving it a vote up. I appreciate the fine gesture.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Gypsy Rose Lee, glad to note the hub supplied you information that you wanted. Thanks for taking out time to read and comment. I appreciate your votes and sharing it.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Vinaya, thanks for reading and letting us know that you have been using it for its multiple health benefits as well. I am thankful for your time and comments.


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Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

Interesting hub with lots of useful information! Thanks! Voted up and stuff, Jen


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Jen. Glad you found the write up useful and interesting. Thanks for all the votes etc.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

great article on clove, in fact thanks few more properties are an addition to my knowledge, voted up.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading Girish.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

This is a great and informative article. I have actually used clove oil for a toothache before and it worked way better than anything else! I voted up.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Lisa this is a helpful feedback. I'm glad for it. Thanks for reading and commenting. appreciate the vote up.


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kingmaxler 4 years ago from Olympia, Washington USA

Very interesting and full of information. Thank you. I am going to test this out. I am enjoying the comments also.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by kingmaxler. I'm glad you found it informative and enjoyable as well.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Great hub Rajan, your knowledge is remarkable. I notice your writings are always quite accurate, and very consistent all throughout all of the health concious hubs you write about foods and their Indian Ayurveda origins of definitions for everyday natural remedies usage and medicinal qualities.

This hub writing form is very useful for people looking for this sort of assistance or for research purposes, and I love how you detail such info for a much more highly intelligible, yet relevant experience for the reader.

Awesome hub! voted up and out, and I learned a great deal about cloves here for sure.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Mike, your comments are always so inspiring. I try to do as best as I can and I'm glad you appreciate the write ups.

Thanks for your support and I appreciate your sparing time to read and comment.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Another useful hub! Cloves have sooooo many benefits, I am actually quite surprised. Seems they are worth including in your diet, as from what you have said here, they would certainly make you feel good.

Shared, up and useful.


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Global-Chica 4 years ago from New York, NY

I've never used cloves before but will definitely be on the lookout for them now that your wonderful article made it so clear how beneficial they are and have so many uses. Thanks!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Brett. Cloves apart from making the food more flavorful benefit health on so many different levels making inclusion in diet very healthy. I'm glad you appreciate this.

Thanks for reading, sharing and the votes


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Global-Chica, I do hope you can incorporate this wonderfully healthy spice into your daily diet routine. Glad to have a new reader and appreciate your reading and commenting.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I did not know all of this about cloves. I only use it on my ham and in cookies, cakes and desserts. Very good hub so much information. Voted Up and shared.


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nmdonders 4 years ago

I had no idea they were used for so much. I love both the smell and taste of cloves. Glad to see they are so beneficial. This is great information.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I am happy to note that you have found the info to your benefit. Armed with this, you now must be glad you have been using this healthy spice. Many thanks for appreciating and commenting nmdonders.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

moonlake thanks for reading and i hope you will be using it more now on. Thanks for the vote and share.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Rajan you are so wise when it comes to all these herbs, fruits and various other items. I love reading your hubs just to lern the nutritious value of the various things I eat. Thank you for sharing this.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

It gives a great high to know that you appreciate my health hubs. Thank you so much Qudsia.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

We have always had cloves in our home, both the powdered and the whole varieties. I like the flavor but had no idea that they were so healthful. I truly enjoyed seeing the trees on which they grow...learning how to tell fresh whole cloves from stale...and learning about other ideas on how to use this super spice which was worth more than gold at one time. Amazing! Voted up, useful, interesting and sharing this + tweeting. You really put a lot of time and effort into this hub and it shows.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Peggy It is heartening to learn you found the hub this interesting. It sure gives me immense pleasure to get such appreciative comments from a writer of your caliber. Thank you.

Thank you also for reading and giving it so many votes and all the sharing. I'm glad you are using this very healthy spice.


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rex michaels 4 years ago

One of the most detailed article on cloves that I have ever read. Excellent job! Many more uses for cloves than I ever imagined


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is new for me. My mother often use cloves to make cookies. I learn many things here. Thanks for share with us. Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ rex - thanks for stopping by and appreciating.

@ prasetio - I'm glad you found it so informative. Thanks for sparing time to read and vote.


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alipuckett 4 years ago

Wow! Great article. I love adding cloves to my tea. I just love the flavor and the smell!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi alipuckett. I'm glad you appreciate this spice. Clove tea is just heavenly the taste as well as the aroma.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Faceless39 4 years ago from The North Woods, USA

This is honestly one of the best hubs I have ever come across. The information is appealing and interesting, the formatting is excellent, and there is a lot to learn. Bravo!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Kate.

I'm glad you like it and thanks for appreciating it so much. Appreciate all the votes. Thanks.


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cheetah786 4 years ago

another great hub.. clove are essential ingredient of cooking traditional food in india.. especially in rice..


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Absolutely right, cheetah. Rice with cloves and meat with cloves is an entirely different experience.

Thanks for coming by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Absolutely right, cheetah. Rice with cloves and meat with cloves is an entirely different experience.

Thanks for coming by.


VCM 4 years ago

Excellent article.

Are there any contra-indications when cloves are eaten in large quantities?For example 8-10 cloves 3x day?

Could you please post a well-researched reply?

It is supposed to be ' Garam' in Ayurvedic terminology.

DHANYAVAAD?


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

VCM, Cloves are hot in nature. Hence consume in moderation.


praveen nambiar....ooty 3 years ago

Interesting health benifites of lavang...thank you.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Praveen for reading and appreciating.

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