The tree (Syzygium aromaticum) is a perennial tree of the family Myrtaceae, Its buttons (dried florets that have not yet been opened) are called cloves and are used as a spice in kitchens around the world. The cloves are harvested mainly in Indonesia, Madagascar, Zanzibar, India and Sri Lanka.
Cloves have many benefits, pacifies Vata and Kapha and aggravates Pitta. It has stimulating qualities and great heat effect. Due to its rajasic mental influence, we should not abuse its consumption. The cloves act on the rasa tissue (in the metabolization of food), Mamsa (muscle tissue), Majja (the nervous system) and Sukhra dhatu (reproductive system). It also pacifies and benefits the circulatory, nervous, respiratory, reproductive and lymphatic systems.
8 Clove Health Benefits:
Chewing a clove or applying clove oil soaked in cotton on the affected area really relieve the pain. It is ideal in cases of a toothache and neuralgia. It has antispasmodic properties. Its sedative properties calm the nervous system.
2. Antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral:
It helps eliminate infections of the gums, is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. (inhibits the DNA polymerase of different strains of herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, increasing the therapeutic efficacy of acyclovir in the treatment of herpes simplex.) On the other hand, it interferes in the interaction of the glycoproteins involved in the infection by It is effective against intestinal parasites because it releases hydrochloric acid, it also disinfects the lymphatic tissues, stimulates the immune system, and its topical essential oil helps in cases of candidiasis, in cases of fungus on the feet and nails.
3. Activate the Agni:
The nail is carminative, helps eliminate intestinal spasms and flatulence. Stimulates digestion It relaxes the stomach and is anti-inflammatory. Restores indigestion and reduces vomiting and nausea. Eliminates bad breath. After an abundant intake of food can help us digest. Activate the appetite. Because of its high magnesium content, it activates a large number of enzymes. Improves the metabolism of lipids, helping to eliminate excess body fat.
Relaxes the lungs, Very good in colds and flu, cough, sinusitis, bronchial congestion. An infusion of this species is very beneficial. Its consumption is recommended in cases of asthma. Reduces mucus and sinusitis Cut the hiccups
5. Reduces itching:
Make a paste with clove powder and coconut or ghee oil and apply it as a poultice, cure and reduce pitting, shallow cuts. At the topical level, it has the ability to cure different problems from the skin to the bleeding of the gums. Your oil helps eliminate canker sores.
It is beneficial in cases of laryngitis and pharyngitis. Gargling with clove infusion reduces inflammation of throat and angina. Also reduces topical inflammation.
7. Activate circulation:
It balances the health of the circulatory system and restores low blood pressure. Regulates the constant supply of water for its magnesium content. As active watering facilitates memory. The incredible properties of eugenol to prevent the coagulation of the blood, are also valuable to strengthen cardiovascular health.
Its infusion helps in cases of impotence due to its aphrodisiac and stimulating effect. It has a large number of antioxidants and sedative capacity in the face of depression, reducing its symptoms.
Cloves can be excessively hot and irritating, especially for people suffering from Pitta-like conditions. It is not recommended in cases of hypertension or inflammatory conditions not mentioned above.
People who can not stop doing things should stay away from the cloves for their rajasic qualities, as they are very stimulating.
Have you tried an infusion from 3-4 cloves? Enjoy it!