India is full of different types of spices and herbs. These herbs and spices not only add the essence of various delicacies, but they also play a key role in the field of traditional medicine, and it is, needless to say, that, clove being a common form of Indian spice, is also mentioned in the Ayurvedic medicine, because of its therapeutic benefits and nutritional value.
Cloves are largely used in cooking, either in complete form or in a grounded form, and it is widely popular all across the globe, because of its numbing effects on the epithelial tissues, present in our mouth. In Ayurvedic medicine, clove is measured to bear the consequence of rising heat in the system that’s why it is added to tea along with ginger during the winter season!
Benefits of Clove
Eugenol, being a significant component of clove, is highly effective in reducing the risks caused by toxicity from the environmental pollutants such as carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, or joint inflammations. Other health benefits of clove include the following:
• Cloves are an outstanding source of manganese, a very high-quality source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, dietary fiber, and vitamin C and a good source of calcium and magnesium.
• Cloves are also said to be a natural anthelmintic which have properties of expelling parasitic worms from the body, by either stunning or killing them.
• For the stimulation and warm purpose, the essential oil is used in aromatherapy especially for digestive problems.
• Gargling with clove oil can also help to cure sore throat and bad breath.
• Cloves have antiseptic properties so clove oil is used to cure the wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, etc. Clove oil is very strong in nature hence one should use only diluted form. Avoid its application on sensitive skin.
• Clove oil is used to cure acne and has very positive results on skin.
• Clove oil stimulates sleep and it is beneficial for people suffering from insomnia.
• Due to its cooling and anti-inflammatory effect clove oil clears the nasal passage and it is useful in various respiratory disorders including coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and tuberculosis.
• Its anti-inflammatory properties are useful in curing earaches.
• Clove oil is often added in cosmetic creams and lotions. It is a good massage oil providing relief from pain and stress.
Thus, if you have been thinking that spices are not good for your health, you may reconsider the fact. There are many spices or herbs that can certainly improve your health significantly if consumed in the right dose consistently!