Cloves are small, aromatic, fragrant flower buds of an evergreen tree family by the name of Syzygium aromaticum, in the Solanaceae family of plants. They are most commonly used as a cooking spice, although they are also found in sweets and jams. Cloves come in a wide range of sizes, from a few millimeters to about 3 inches. They can be dried, powdered, canned, pickled, roasted, and even barbecued.
Cloves have been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. There are believed to have been several health benefits associated with eating cloves, including an anti-inflammatory spice and anti-inflammatory food substance. Cloves contain a chemical called cloves, which has numerous medicinal properties. Cloves contain a component known as allicin, that has a chemical structure known as cis sitole, allergenic, and antibacterial.
Cloves have aphrodisiac properties. Some studies have shown aphrodisiac properties for the following: raspberry, strawberry, peppermint, rose, and grapefruit. Cloves contain compounds that act as sensitizers and/or sex enhancers. Clove oil has been found to be an effective natural female sex enhancer.
Clove oil is used in many culinary dishes to add flavor and color to a dish. It can be used as an additional flavor to hot and/or spicy foods. The spice and clove extract also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Clove oil is taken as regular dosage can be very helpful in treating some gastrointestinal disorders such as stomach cramps and heartburn. As an antiseptic, clove oil cleanses the digestive tract as well as the skin and mouth.
Clove buds and clove essential oil both are believed to have healing properties for the liver, stomach, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder, bladder, bowels, and other organs and glands. Clove oil is taken as regular dosage helps in improving digestion and relieving constipation. As mentioned earlier, clove essential oil is a powerful stimulant and thus it helps in speeding up the process of falling asleep.
There are many people who add cloves to their diet as a form of culinary seasoning. They believe that by adding cloves to their diet they will increase their sexual desires and thus improve their performance and quality of life. Gorin says that the best time to add cloves to your diet is while the berries are in the stage of ripening. Most people add crushed cloves to milk, ground it into a paste, added honey and lemon, and drink it while preparing breakfast.
Clove oil taken in the form of tea, as a drink or in the form of compresses helps regulate blood sugar levels as well as regulate cholesterol levels in the body. It also helps regulate the secretion of hormones, keeping the body in a balanced condition. Gorin says that clove oil is an antibacterial agent and thus effective against germs, viruses, and bacteria.
Clove extracts have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times and its medicinal uses have been recorded in the Egyptian Papyrus. In fact, cloves are so useful that they are used in Chinese medicine. It is not known whether cloves are effective against all forms of disease, but there are many reported health benefits. Gorin says that they are good for increasing blood circulation and for stimulating the nervous tissue. Furthermore, clove extracts are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic.
One study by the University of Michigan Medical School in Detroit found that cloves may lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The study seems to be the first of its kind using the anti-inflammatory property of EGCG to test its effect on cholesterol and blood pressure. One study by the University of California San Diego found that cloves may lower cholesterol and blood pressure. In fact, one study by the University of Tennessee found that cloves may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the plaque buildup in artery walls.
All the studies seem to indicate that clove oil has some impressive benefits. Gorin and colleagues say that the extracts can reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. However, one study by the University of Florida suggests that cloves may also reduce blood pressure. In the absence of toxicity or any known side effects, one study says that cloves may reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by 50%. There are no studies that conclude that cloves are effective against gynecological cancers, but they are not effective against all forms of cancer.
Cloves are a fascinating part of Mediterranean cuisine. They can be used as a spice, eaten as an ingredient of sauces or as a medicinal spice added to food. In fact, garlic and ginger have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. This is probably due to the anti-inflammatory effects of lecithin that are contained in both plant sources (limedonoids). The same properties are also found in the leaves and stems of the EGCG-clove. For more information about how to use the spice in your cooking, check out the website referenced below.