By| Published: March 23rd, 2016
Warm, sweet and aromatic in taste, cloves are renowned for their characteristic flavour and numerous health benefits.
Cloves contain a substance called eugenol that is toxic against harmful organisms, including fungus.
- Inhibits the growth of several microorganisms (bacteria, fungus, and yeast, including candida and giardia)
- Prevents oxidative damage caused due to free radicals
- Acts powerfully against gas, bloating, nausea, motion sickness, hiccups, and vomiting
- Relieves the discomfort of peptic ulcers
- Maintains healthy teeth and gums and relieves toothache, sore gums and oral ulcer
- Add it as a marinade to chicken, fish, and meat along with pepper, turmeric and ginger
- Enhance the taste of sauces, soups, meat, and rice dishes (biryani) with cloves
- Make curry powders with fennel, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom
Dishes made with large quantities of clove can cause gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system disorders. Pregnant women and people with ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis conditions should avoid eating cloves.