Clove, commonly called as, “laung,” are aromatic flower buds from the clove tree Syzygium Aromaticum. These flowers originally have a pale hue but gradually turn to green and then to a bright red when they are harvested. The eugenol present in them gives it that warm aroma and helps in digestion and speed metabolism naturally. The oil extracted from cloves is used in aromatherapy and helps treat tooth ache.
With a strong taste and a sweet pungent aroma, cloves are recognized all over the world for their medicinal and culinary qualities. They are used in the cuisine of Asian, African, Mediterranean, and Middle East as they give an aromatic flavor to the dishes. And mostly used in preparing curries, meat, soups, barbecue sauces, sweet dishes, and make pickles.
Not only in cooking, but we also use them in Indian Ayurvedic Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, and dentistry. Rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc, cloves are just the perfect spice having significant health benefits.
- Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties
- Aids indigestion
- Boost the immune system
- Fight against cancer
- Fight against oral cavity and headaches
- Supports liver health and helps stabilize blood sugar levels
- Heels sore throat, cold, and cough
- Helps combat toothache, sore gums, and ulcers
How to store?
- Store in an airtight container so it does not lose flavor
- Keep away from direct sunlight, stove, oven, and fire
- Keep in a cool, dry place