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Kerala Cloves - लौंग

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree. Cloves are used in various cuisines, and particularly in Indian and Asian cooking. The forms of cloves, both dry and whole are used in the same way as most spices are known for, most of the time depending on the type of cuisine and aroma that most chefs and cooks would require when it comes to enhancing their various dishes. Cloves also have other uses besides a seasoning in cooking. Some parts of Asia use cloves as a type of cigarette known as Kretek, some use cloves as an aroma therapy additive and some people also make use of cloves for the aromatic benefits to help freshen breath through chocolate bars and such. Toothaches are also another reliant remedy that cloves provide, providing the necessary soothing relief for such painful occurrences. Clove can also be transformed into oil like compound, the product of which is used in aroma therapy, another key use that was mentioned earlier on for health conservative individuals.

Health Benefits There are quite a number of uses that cloves provide towards people both in the medical and normal aspect of lives. Such uses include the following:

  • Toothache complaints

  • Indigestion Relief

  • Diarrhea Control

  • Fast Healing of Wounds

  • Control Vomiting

  • Hepatitis

  • Cure Acne Issues

  • Headache Reliever

  • Sexual Stimulant

  • Fever Reduction

Normally, the average person would only think of spices and food enhancement as the immediate use of cloves. In our country we belief and continued search for herbal cure towards various illnesses and health issues have expanded the use of such an herb. As enumerated above, no one would really know unless the proper medical physician would inform them that such an herb possesses quite a number of health aiding attributes.

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