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
02. High in antioxidants
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
05. Helps to protect against cancer
06. Can kill bacteria
07. Helps regulate blood sugar
08. Promotes bone health
Kingdom – Plantae
Clade – Tracheophytes
Clade – Angiosperms
Clade – Eudicots
Clade – Rosids
Order – Myrtales
Family – Myrtaceae
Genus – Syzygium
Species – S. aromaticum
Binomial name– Syzygium aromaticum