Health BENEFITS OF CLOVES YOU MUST KNOW Does Clove remind you of something? No, not the taste but the importance of cloves in our life. Wondering what they are? Then keep reading this post ! CLOVE – A BRIEF Cloves are the dried, flower bud of the evergreen tree, Eugenia aromatica. While the tree is indigenous to the Maluka Islands of Indonesia, cloves also grow naturally in India, the West Indies, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Madagascar. They might be tiny, but cloves are giants when it comes to nutrition and natural health. Clove is a herb and people use the various parts of the plant to make medicine where clove oil is famous for its medicinal properties. NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CLOVES Did you know that 100 grams of cloves include 65g of carbohydrate, 6g of protein, 13g of total lipids, 2g of sugars, 274 kcal of energy and 33g of dietary fibre? Minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc is also included. There are vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin K present in cloves. Well, that’s about clove. But here are some great uses for cloves, culled from an Ayurvedic tradition: TEMPORARILY TREAT A TOOTHACHE You can temporarily alleviate the pain by dabbing a little clove oil on a cotton ball and placing it on the sore tooth or on your gums. An added benefit is that it will also pull out any infection. RELIEVE UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS Ayurveda suggests making a tea to lessen, or prevent, colds and flu. It is also used as an expectorant, making it easier to cough up phlegm. Cloves are a natural painkiller and also attack germs, so they’ll help you get rid of that sore throat. REDUCE INFLAMMATION Use clove oil to massage sore muscles; some also use it for arthritis and rheumatism. TREAT SCRAPES AND BRUISES Cloves are pretty strong and can sting, so the best bet is to probably make a poultice with a little olive oil. IMPROVE DIGESTION Cloves help relax the smooth lining of the GI tract, so they help alleviate vomiting, diarrhoea, intestinal gas and stomach aches. Just be careful; since they’re strong, they can also irritate the stomach. ENHANCE SEXUAL HEALTH Sometimes used as an aphrodisiac, cloves can also help men from reaching orgasm too early. CLOVE INCREASE THE WBC COUNT This nature of clove increase the White Blood Corpuscles count in the blood. The WBC in our blood is responsible for antigen-antibody interaction which kills the foreign bacteria and protect our body to get diseased. By increasing in WBCs number, we increase the chance of being more healthy. CLOVES INCREASES DIGESTION The clove stimulates the secretion of larva and other enzymes of the stomach which are responsible for digestion of food and hence it indirectly increase Digestion. The Clove was listed in a regular spice due to its digestion nature, fragrance and crispy taste. DIABETES CONTROL For a person suffering from diabetes insulin produced by the body is not sufficient. It is said that the extracts from cloves imitate insulin and help in controlling blood sugar levels. Related Posts:7 Seemingly Healthy Ideas That Can Prove To Be DangerousMindful Walking – An Easy Way To Get Rid Of…Moringa Powder – The Super Food That Fights…6 Amazing Health Benefits of Sunflower SeedsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Menaka Bharathi is a Mindful Parenting Consultant and an Organic food Producer. She markets Indian Superfoods throug SIM Organics which taken in small quantities would help to maintain the health of the family and boost resistance against diseases. 18/06/2017 by menaka bharathi | 44 Comments 44 Comments on BENEFITS OF CLOVES YOU MUST KNOW wow! frankly, beyond the tooth ache, and the taste, I didnt realise it has so many benefits! I am now glad it is part of our cooking ingredients! Thanks Sherry Thanks Lisa Glad I could give you that information Cristina Hope you dont do that now Prisha Now you should stop avoiding them right? Thanks Jiya Thanks Kavitha Ha ha, yes it does have mecidinal properties – both external and internal Yes Aesha there are many things we actually do not know the benefits of and are still having them regularly Oh you should do that Charu Thanks Nayantara Thanks betty Did not know all the benefits. My aunt used to put cloves on her baked hams. Thanks for stopping by anointedtoday.blogspot.com. Thanks Minakshi This is a very informative post. Loved the way you have explained every minute detail. Wow interesting to know of so many uses for the little clove. Never knew cloves has so many benefits. Am going to increase its intake for sure. True, even we keep clove with lemon to drive mosquitoes Thanks shalu Ha ha, true, we dont exactly know the health benefits of many food which we are taking in regularly Thanks Udita Cloves are super beneficial for health I didn’t know cloves help diabetic patients too. Will share this info with my mom and mom in law. Thanks for this post Thanks Anchal Thanks for stopping by Veena, cloves!!! Thanks Vasantha! Very useful tips, Menaka. Really helpful to include cloves in our dishes. I had no clue Cloves had so much benefit❤️ Wow. What an informative post Wow. Never heard of so many great benefits of cloves. Thanks for sharing I never knew cloves can help controlling bg diabetes. Thankyou for winderful post That is a well informed post! The toothache one is he most tried at my home I only knew that clove relieves tooth ache to some extent. And occasionally I add it to my tea. Your posts are so informative. I never knew clove had so many benefits. All I knew & used it was for tooth ache. Wow, I’d didn’t know that about cloves. I must admit the only time we use them whole is in an orange to keep the flies away. But it looks like I need to start experimenting with them more I didn’t know about ‘treating the bruises’ benefit of clove…thanks for the post Really informative post. Thank you for sharing this. I love chewing on it too!! Works great as a mouth freshener Clove has very good and important benefits. Even My Grandmother use to tell us this during childhood wow i avoid clove because of the sticky taste it has but it looks like need to chew few sometimes I have always hated the smell and flavour of cloves. Never knew they were so beneficial I had no idea cloves are so useful! Great informations! What great info on an herb that I love the aroma and teh flavor of… time to up the intake! TY! #AwesomeLifeFriday #BloggersPitStop I used to beautiful and informative post mama👍 keep clove in my mouth whenever I had toothache during my childhood days🙈 and surely it worked so well Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.