A “Champion Spice”, Clove is used in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and western herbalism where the essential oil is used for its carminative effect, including in pain management and as an aphrodisiac. It is also traditionally used for oral health, nausea, blood circulation, sinus conditions and joint pains.
Evergreen tropical trees, Clove grows in hot and humid conditions. Eugenol and its derivatives found in the essential oil are the main constituents responsible for the Clove bud’s medicinal properties. Scientific studies have identified Clove as one of the most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Research has also focused on its anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.