Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Syzygium aromaticum|
|Tamil Name||: கிராம்பு / Krambu, Lavangam|
|Arabic Name||: كبش قرنفل – Kabsh qarunfil|
|Hindi Name||: लौंग- Laung|
Cloves are one of the popular spices. It is widely identified for its medicinal and culinary properties all over the world. The spice is actually the “flower buds” from a tree native to Indonesia.
Botanically, clove-spice is from the family of Myrtaceae in the genus; Syzygium, and scientifically named Syzygium aromaticum. Cloves are primarily grown in Indonesia, Zanzibar, India, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
- Clove has medicinal properties such as antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient, carminative, and anti-flatulent.
- The main constituents in Clove may increase gut motility and improve digestion power by raising gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions.
- Eugenol is an essential oil from clove spice that has been used in therapeutic treatments in dentistry as a local anesthetic and antiseptic for teeth and gum.
- Eugenol is also used to reduce sugar levels in the blood in diabetics.
- Clove boosts up the immunity power of the body.
- The clove’s active compound enhances liver health. Due to the different health benefits of clove are best to incorporate it into the diet.
Compounds in cloves
The important constituents are:
- Essential oils: acetyl eugenol, beta-caryophyllene, and vanillin, Crategolic acid
- Tannins: gallotannic acid, methyl salicylate (painkiller)
- The flavonoids: eugenin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and eugenitin
- Triterpenoids: such as oleanolic acid, stigmasterol, and campesterol, and many other sesquiterpenes.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested and dried without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb products.