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Cloves: Health Benefits of this Herb

  1. Clove is the dried flower bud of the Syzygium aromaticum tree. It belongs to the plant family Myrtaceae. The plant is an evergreen that grows in tropical and subtropical conditions. Cloves are one of the herbs indigenous to Asian countries such as Indonesia, India, Pakistan and even East African areas. It is native to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Cloves are a popular flavoring agent that is used in a variety of ways worldwide, especially in Asia. Cloves provide many health benefits. This herb is useful for digestion, liver and immune systems, among others.

Antibacterial properties of this herb

  1. Cloves are powerful enough to kill most bacteria. Clove extracts are also effective against the specific strains of bacteria that cause cholera (bacterial infectious disease with vomiting and diarrhea

Bone Conservation

  1. The hydroalcoholic extracts of clove include phenolic compounds such as eugenol and its derivatives such as flavones, isoflavones and flavonoids. These extracts are particularly useful in maintaining bone density and mineral content, reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis

Liver protection

  1. Cloves contain large amounts of antioxidants

Better digestion

  1. Cloves improve digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes. They eliminate gas that collects in the digestive tract, making them a good remedy for flatulence. They can be used in powder form with honey as a home treatment for stomach ailments and stomach problems such as nausea, indigestion (upset stomach after eating or drinking), and stomach irritation. This herb is also an effective remedy for chronic diarrhea and dysentery

Control of diabetes mellitus

  1. In patients with diabetes mellitus

Healing mouth problems

  1. Cloves can be taken for gum disease such as gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontitis (damage to tissue and bone that support a tooth). The herbs are also useful for the treatment of toothaches because of their analgesic properties

Less headaches

  1. Headache

Less risk of cancer due to these herbs

  1. Cloves have chemopreventive or anti-carcinogenic properties. The herbs are especially useful for treating lung cancer at an early stage. Also, the oleanolic acid in cloves is good for inhibiting tumor activity. Furthermore, eugenol in cloves reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer

Anti-inflammatory properties

  1. Cloves have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, although further research in humans is still needed in October 2020. The presence of eugenol in cloves probably reduces inflammation in, for example, rheumatism or arthritis (joint inflammation). Eugenol it also reduces pain

Reduction of stress

  1. Cloves have a calming effect on the nerves, which is useful if a patient is suffering from stress. This herb induces the production of hormones that regulate stress levels and improve mood. Using cloves to make aromatic tea calms the nerves and reduces anxiety

Strengthening the immune system

  1. The clove plant helps to develop and protect the immune system. The dried clove flower bud contains compounds that enhance the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells, improving the hypersensitivity of the delayed type.

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