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Other Names: Cloves, Laung, Ding Xiang, Fragrant spice, Syzgium Aromaticum, Eugenia Carophyllata
Traditional Usages: Cosmetics, perfumery, flavouring, Flatulence, Asthenia, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Measles, Worms, Hypothermia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Pleurisy, Bad Breath, Cholera, Toothache, Coughs, Insomnia, Premature Ejaculation, Nausea, Stops Vomitting,
Resources: India, Zanzibar, Pema Island, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Molucca Islands in the Philippines
Parts Used: Dried flower Bud, Essential Oil
Administration Methods: Powdered, ground or whole cloves to obtain the essential oils, preparations for topical use.
Herb Action: Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Topical anesthetic in dentistry, Antispasmodic, antioxidant
Herbal Research: Cloves
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. In concentrated form, oil of cloves may be irritating to mucosal tissues.
Cloves, Ginger and Pepper - Natural remedy for Bronchitis: Mix half a teaspoon of crushed fresh ginger with half teaspoon each of ground pepper and cloves. This combination can be blended with a little honey and warm water and taken as a tea infusion. There are compounds in ginger, pepper and cloves that help reduce fever and improve the immunity of the person suffering from bronchitis. Drink one cup in the morning and one at bedtime until bronchitis gone.
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