Clove (Eugenie Aromatica)

Clove belongs to the category of spices and it comes from a small tree. The spice was extensively used by Egyptians and Arabs. The plant came in Europe by Arab merchandisers before the medieval age. Nowadays clove is a very common ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine.

According to Arabic old books, chewing of clove boosts libido. Furthermore, clove is a natural drug for toothache. The consumption of this spice can help you, if you have nausea or indigestion. Finally, clove seems to be a great natural disinfectant and antiseptic, this is why it was used by surgeons, in the beginning of 20th century to disinfect their hands!

Greek cuisine has many recipes that contain clove. This spice is added almost everywhere like meat, pasta, sauces. Although, the most classic use of it is in any kind of traditional Greek pies, cakes and pastries. Clove is also used at the production of many liquors.

Health Benefits of Clove

Learn AboutCloveBenefits Health Benefits The active principles in the clove are known to have antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties. The spice contains health beneficial essential oils such as eugenol. It is a phenyl-propanoids class of chemical compound, which gives pleasant, sweet aromatic fragrances to the clove-bud. Eugenol [...]

Mythology – Clove

Learn AboutCloveMythology The word Clove is derived from the word "clou" which means nail. The clove trade between Ternate and China goes back at least 2500 years. Ancient Chinese used cloves in cooking, in the preparation of medicines, and as a deodorizing breath "mint" - anyone wishing to speak with the Emperor (e.g., 3rd century [...]

Side Effects of Clove

Learn AboutCloveSide Effects Clove seems likely safe for most people when taken by mouth in food amounts. Not enough is known about the safety of taking clove by mouth in larger medicinal amounts. Clove oil or cream containing clove flower is possibly safe when applied to the skin. However, frequent and repeated application of clove oil in [...]

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