The Health and Healing Properties of Whole Cloves

The Health and Healing Properties of Whole Cloves


What Are Cloves?

Cloves are the dried flower buds of evergreen trees that grow in tropical climates. After they are harvested, the flowers are sun dried. The majority of cloves are grown in Asia are used to produce cigarettes called “Kretek.” But the highest quality harvests are reserved   بونسای میخک هندی – بونسای میخک     for export to the spice market.

What Are their Medicinal Properties?

Whole cloves have a number of powerful medicinal properties that have been known for hundreds of years, thanks in large part to their continual use in Aryuvedic medicine. In tropical climates they have been used as a remedy for all of the following conditions: scabies, cholera, malaria and tuberculosis

Here are the main healing properties attributed to whole clove powder and essential oil of clove.

Stimulation of the digestive system. Cloves promote the flow of enzymes in the stomach which can help speed digestion, increase metabolism and ease flatulence. Cloves have also been traditionally used to stop vomiting.

Use as an effective local anesthetic. Clove and clove oil have long been used in dentistry for pain relief. This is in large part due to high concentrations of Eugenol.

Use as an antispasmodic. A poultice made of cloves can reduce muscle pain, spasms and cramps. A tea made with clove is also effective for suppressing a cough.

Cloves are antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic. This makes them ideal as a daily immune boosting supplement.

Cloves are extremely antiparasitic and can help in the elimination of various intestinal parasites.

Cloves act as a natural insect repellent.

How to Use

Whole cloves be powdered and taken internally and/or used externally. Here are a number of ways to use cloves based on given conditions:


In treating the most severe symptoms of cholera, boil about 4 grams of cloves in 3 liters of water until 1/2 the liquid has evaporated. Then drink the remaining liquid.


Chew one or two cloves mixed with a 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Alternatively you can make a tea of cloves by following the recipe above.


Soak a whole clove in sesame or coconut oil for 2-3 hours. Then place the clove in the ear, being very careful not to put it anywhere near the eardrum.


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