Description: Commonly known as clove. It is the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree. Cloves come from the Myrtaceae family, and are native to India and Indonesia.This plant has been used globally as a common spice for food. The name is derived from the Latin, clavus, meaning nail, due to the possible nail-shape of the dried bud. The ancient Chinese first documented use of the fragrant clove in 207 B.C. It has been used medicinally, in ancient times, for bad breath, insect-repelling, as well as a wide breadth of other applications.Clove has a wide base of medicinal uses, and many cultures revered this herb as a panacea for many diseases and ailments. The most common uses of this herb are related to its antiseptic and analgesic properties. Clove oil has been widely used as a method for preventing tooth decay and toothaches, as well as a cure for nausea, hernia, intestinal gas, diarrhea and fungal infections such as Athlete's foot. Some viral infections respond well to clove oil's antiseptic and bactericidal properties. In tropical Asia, clove is used to combat malaria, cholera, tuberculosis and parasitic illnesses. As a topical ointment, cloves can also be used to alleviate muscle spasms, acne, skin ulcers and styes in the eyes. Cloves are also a potent insecticide, repelling disease-causing mosquitoes and other insects.
Care: Clove grows best in rich loamy soils in the wet tropics. Can also grow in heavier red soils, but in either case, needs good drainage. After twenty years of growth, the clove tree begins to produce flowering buds. Once flowering begins, cloves can be collected during both the spring and winter of tropical regions for at least several decades. Cloves are propagated by seeds or by cuttings. The seeds can be directly planted, or soaked in water overnight to remove the outer lining.
- Product Code: PL-cloves
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