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CLOVE
Syzygium aromaticum

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Toothache, infections in general, intestinal parasites, iron overload (hemochromatosis), bad breath; to improve resilience, to reduce free radicals ...

Description

Composition :
100% Syzygium aromaticum - 250 mg

Part used :
Buds

Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the aromatic flower buds of a evergreen tree in the Myrtles family (Myrtaceae) which is a native of the Spice Islands (Indonesia) and grows to be 15 meters (45ft) tall. The best quality of cloves is grown in Zanzibar and Madagascar (East Africa), but the tree is cultivated all over the world. The flowers are harvested and dried shortly before the pink buds blossom and not to be confused with the cloves sold in flower shops (they are named after the clove spice thanks to their slightly similar scent but botanically unrelated.

Cloves are a kitchen staple the world over: they spice up marinades and sauces, sausages and meat, fish and seafood dishes, gingerbread cake and they are a component in curry. The aroma, scent and effect of Clove is a result of the active ingredients which include Eugenol (70-85%), a essential oil which is also used in scents, flavorings, cigarettes and, due to its anesthetic properties, dentistry, Eugenol acetate (15%), beta-caryophyllene (5-12%) and oleanolic acid (12%), a terpenoide with antiviral and antitumoral properties.

Eugenol inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Consumption of clove may soothen cramps and reduce blood clotting. In fact, it may improve the fluidity (flow properties) of the blood to a point, where thrombosis or arteriosclerosos may be prevented. In dentistry, Clove oil has been around for centuries to reduce pain and the danger of infections. Recently, Clove oil has been discovered to be one of the best natural antioxidants, as well: in a study conducted at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain, Clove oil produced the best results in regard to the five most typical properties of antioxidants. According to the findings, Clove has extraordinary capability to reduce lipidperoxidation, resulting in massively reduced free radicals in cells and a substantial reduction of damage to the cell membranes. In addition, a reduction of iron with hemachromatosis of the blood was observed (untreated excess of iron in the blood may lead to diabetes, arthrosis, dysfunction of the liver, including liver tumor, and heart failure. While a deficiency of iron is quickly and easily treated with the proper nutritional measures, the excess of iron is difficult to correct; the use of Clove is a powerful and natural way to do just that. In your kitchen, use it as a seasoning in soups, sauces, marinades, vegetable dishes (excellent with red cabbage); add a zing to drinks like hot wine and fruit punches, cocktails, pastries and cookies and get all the appetite promoting, digestive, anti-inflammatory, circulation improving, disinfecting, pain killing and brain enhancing benefits. If you happen to dislike the taste of Clove, you might want to switch to capsules and get all these benefits in a less culinary way.

Clove may be used with all types of infections, including those of the kidney and urinary bladder. Clove also regulates intestinal activity and helps fight intestinal parasites. It may also improve brain activity and help reshaping the body (due to a reduction of water in the cellular tissue).

History: Both in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, Clove oil has many uses ; in 3rd century China, Clove oil was prescribed as a ‘warming’ (in the sense of TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine) remedy. Visitors were required to chew Clove buds before seeing the Emperor. Clove was declared medicinal plant of the year 2010.

Note: When taken in recommended doses, there are no side effects to be expected ; however, taken in high doses, Clove oil may cause poisoning and allergies. Strictly adhere to the recommendation given with Clove oil and capsules.

Dosage

Take 2-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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