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Cloves / Syzygium aromaticum

Cloves are using as a staple spice in Sri Lanka. It is best known as a sweet and aromatic spice, but they have also been used in traditional medicine. We are still using cloves for many medical remedies, Especially, For many dental medical recipes are used.

The prevalence of diseases in today’s world is due to the fact that today’s people are accustomed to fast food and artificial foods without adding like these medicinal herbals in daily meals.

The clove tree is an evergreen that grows up to 8–12 metres (26–39 ft) tall, with large leaves and crimson flowers grouped in terminal clusters. Cloves are harvested at 1.5–2 centimetres (0.59–0.79 in) long, and consist of a long calyx that terminates in four spreading sepals, and four unopened petals that a small central ball.

Cloves contain fibre, vitamins, and minerals and other nutrients. 2g of cloves contains 21 calories, 1 g of carbohydrate, 1 g of fibre, 30% of RDI manganese, 4% of RDI vitamin K, RDI 3% of vitamin C. ( RDI Reference Daily Intake ).

Benefits of cloves

01. Improves liver health

Cloves contain liver-protecting compounds and it will use to make herbal recipes for curing liver-related diseases.

02. High in antioxidants

Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress.

03. Oral health care

Protects the mouth from dental ailments. Since ancient time, We are using cloves for many dental-related medical remedies

04. Contains important nutrients

Cloves are low in calories but a rich source of manganese. They’re otherwise an insignificant source of nutrients.

05. Helps to protect against cancer

Cloves reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death.

06. Can kill bacteria

It is a powerful anti-bacterial agent. That is one of the reasons to use cloves to make medical remedies for dental health problems.

07. Helps regulate blood sugar

Cloves help to promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.

08. Promotes bone health

This protects the skeleton from diseases like osteoporosis.

Scientific classification

Kingdom – Plantae
Clade – Tracheophytes
Clade – Angiosperms
Clade – Eudicots
Clade – Rosids
Order – Myrtales
Family – Myrtaceae
Genus – Syzygium
Species – S. aromaticum
Binomial nameSyzygium aromaticum

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