Cloves (Carophyllus aromaticus) medicinal herbs are natural food preservatives and are used as flavor and seasoning for cakes, bread, pies, as well as meat and fish. They are natural medicinal herbs that are taken from an evergreen tree and they are from the Myrtaceae family. They are native to Indonesia and now grown in countries such as India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The main parts used as herbal medicine are the oil as well as the dried flower buds.
They possess antiseptic, expectorant, anesthetic, antihistamine as well as emmenagogue properties and they are very effective to treat all kinds of different ailments. They can act as antimicrobial agents by killing microbes which are fungi and bacteria.
The constituents are protein, eugenol, gallic-acid, folate, tannins, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, choline and triterpene oleanolic acid. The common names are Clove oil, Caryophyllus aromaticus, Eugenia and Rung.
They are very effective to treat the kidneys, the spleen and the stomach and the tea will regulate the stomach as well as alleviate vomiting and cramps produced by gas. To make this more effective an addition of ginger to the tea will work wonders for these ailments. Even more, consuming a hot cup of the tea will sedate and calm you and give you a restful sleep.
So the oil mixed with other oils can definitely be used as a form of aromatherapy and in turn will produce a stimulating and calming effect on a person's mind.
A tea of this medicinal herb in combination with cinnamon as well as marjoram will aid in bronchitis, asthma, coughs, infection, tuberculosis, nervous stomach, nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, dyspepsia, gastroenteritis as well as depression.The name of this herb comes from the Latin word "clavus" which means nail and it does possess a look resembling that of a nail.
They are excellent for toothache, earache and will prevent hoarseness because they act as natural painkillers for these ailments. In history individuals would put a little of the clove oil on a piece of cotton, stuffed it in the ears and that would ease the pain.
Also they can be
stuffed into cavities to alleviate pain prior to a visit to the dentist if such pain is unbearable. This should be welcoming news to users because sometimes we are so tired of using chemical drugs to alleviate pains. Recently, I suffered a terrible headache and then I remembered that placing a few leaves of leaf of life herb on the forehead can alleviate pain. I did that and in no time I got relief. These natural pain killers are truly beneficial and less costly. As a matter of fact, I grow most of my herbs, so I do not have to spend any money on them.
Do not smoke these medicinal herbs which is practiced by a lot of people in Indonesia because it was found out that this practice could develop respiratory distress syndrome. The use of these herbs can be beneficial in many other ways as described in this passage.
On the culinary side these medicinal herbs are used in Indian curries, pickles, and sauces. At Christmas time our bake ham is never completed without this culinary herb being stuck all over the ham for added flavor.
Use three of the powdered herb, then boil in one cup of water to make tea. Strain and consume two to three cups of cloves tea per day.
Updated January 28, 2016