Cloves/Long (لونگ) are one of the spices indigenous to Asian countries like Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and even areas of East Africa. It is native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia. Cloves are a popular flavouring agents used in a variety of ways across the world, particularly in Asia. Cloves form the culinary base in a number of different Asian cuisines. Clove is the dried bud of the flower Eugenia Aromatica from the tree Syzygium aromaticum. It belongs to the plant family Myrtaceae. The plant is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and subtropical conditions. Clove is herb and people use various parts of the plant, including the dried bud, stems, and leaves to make medicine. Clove oil is also famous for its medicinal properties.
Cloves offer many health benefits including
- It provides aid in digestion
- Having antimicrobial properties
- Fight against cancer
- Protects the liver
- Boost the immune system
- Control diabetes
- Preserve bone quality
- Fighting against oral diseases and headaches
- Cure oral diseases
Clove Oil: Clove oils must not be used directly, instead they must be diluted either in olive oil or in distilled water.
Overconsumption of clove can thin out blood and increase the risk of bleeding.
Excessive use of clove may cause allergic reactions including rashes, hives, swelling, chocking of throat,
Clove cigarette has become highly popular these days. But it frequent use may cause a number of respiratory issues.
In men, clove can cause erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. Regular application of herbal creams containing clove extracts to the penis can trigger these sexual issues and man may face extreme difficulties in ejaculating or staying erect for a considerable amount of time.