(Herbs Knowledge) Clove

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Clove Scientific Names and Common Names,Clove Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Clove Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Knowledge) Clove


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | How Sold | Warning | Resource Links | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Clove plant
Clove plant

Caryophyllus aromaticus L.Syzygium aromaticum L.MyrtaceaeMyrtle family

Common Names

Ding-xiang (Chinese name)
Lavanga (Sanskrit name)
Ting-hsiang (Chinese name)
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Parts Usually Used

Flower buds, dried
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

The clove is an evergreen tree, 15-30 feet tall; it has opposite, ovate leaves more than 5 inches long; and its flowers, when allowed to develop, are red and white, bell-shaped, and grow in terminal clusters. The familiar clove used in the kitchen is the dried flower bud. The fruit is a one-or two-seeded berry.
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Where Found

Native to the Spice Islands and the Philippines but also grown in Sumatra, Jamaica, the West Indies, Brazil, and other tropical areas.
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Medicinal Properties

Anodyne, antiemetic, antiseptic, anti-nauseous, aphrodisiac, carminative, stimulant
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Biochemical Information

Clove oil is comprised of eugenol, caryophyllene, acetyl eugenol, tannin, wax and fat.
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Legends, Myths and Stories

Cloves are actually the dried buds of the clove tree. Used in China for more than 2,000 years, legend has it that cloves are an aphrodisiac. Although there isn’t any evidence to back up this claim, we do know that oil of clove is a time-honored remedy for toothache.
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Clove oil will stop the pain of a toothache when dropped into a cavity. A few drops of the oil in water will stop vomiting, and clove tea will relieve nausea. Eating cloves is said to be aphrodisiac.

It aids digestion, allays flatulence, nausea and/or vomiting, stops hiccoughs, and treats impotence. Used for colds, cough, asthma, hiccough, laryngitis, pharyngitis, low blood pressure. Cloves are mildly aphrodisiac. The volatile oil is a powerful analgesic.

The spicy, dried, unopened flower buds of the beautiful tropical evergreen clove tree uses:

    Whole cloves in stewed fruit, hot spiced drinks, pickling liquids, marinades; Ground spice in breads, cookies, spice cakes, pies, fruit dishes, curries, and some meat dishes.

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Formulas or Dosages

Oil: for toothache, rub oil on affected area. For vomiting, mix 2 drops of oil in a cup of water.
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How Sold

Oil of clovesGround or powdered clovesWhole cloves
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Avoid cloves in cases of hypertension and inflammatory conditions.
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Resource Links

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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, compiled by Shih-Chen Li, Georgetown Press, San Francisco, California, 1973.

, by Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Simon & Schuster/Fireside, Rockefeller Center 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, published from 1954, print 1988

Herbal Gardening, compiled by The Robison York State Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations, Matthaei Botanical Gardens of the University of Michigan, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley., Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, 1994, first edition

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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1988, fifth printing, 1994

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, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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