Until modern times, cloves grew only on a few islands in the Maluku Islands (historically called the Spice Islands). Cloves have been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for treating repiratory and digestive ailments and Traitional Chinese Medicine for bad breath, indigestion, diarrhea, ringworm, athletes foot, and as a stimulant for nerves. Clove oil is extracted from the clove bud by water distillation and is considered to be strongly antiseptic due to its high content of a compound known as eugenol.
Sweet and spicy
Antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulating
Dental care, like toothaches and cavities, as well as for infections, skin care, stress, headaches, respiratory problems, earaches, indigestion, nausea, blood circulation issues, blood purification, diabetes, immune system weakness, premature ejaculation, cholera, and sties
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