Cloves/Long (لونگ) are one of the spices indigenous to Asian countries like Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and even areas of East Africa. It is native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia. Cloves are a popular flavouring agents used in a variety of ways across the world, particularly in Asia. Cloves form the culinary base in a number of different Asian cuisines. Clove is the dried bud of the flower Eugenia Aromatica from the tree Syzygium aromaticum. It belongs to the plant family Myrtaceae. The plant is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and subtropical conditions. Clove is herb and people use various parts of the plant, including the dried bud, stems, and leaves to make medicine. Clove oil is also famous for its medicinal properties.
Ingredient Name :
Myrtus caryophyllus Spreng.
Arabic Name : Qaranful, Kuboosh
Bengali Name : Lavang
Chinese Name : Ding xiang, Ting hsiang, Ding heung
English Name : Cloves
French Name : Clou de girofle, Giroflier
Gujarati Name : Laving
Hindi Name : Long, Laung
Kannada Name : Lavang, Kalika
Kashmiri Name : Rong
Latin name : Myrtus caryophyllus Spreng.
Marathi Name : Lavang
Persian Name : Mekhak
Punjabi Name : Laung, Long
Sanskrit Name : Lavanga, Devapushpa
Urdu Name : Qaranfal, Laung
Cloves : 0.5 to 2 g powder; Oil : 1 to 3 drops for external use.
Clove oil is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or for children. People over sixty-five years of age should start with lower doses and then increase. Until further research is completed, anyone with a history of cancer should not use therapeutic amounts of Clove. Clove oil is very strong and may cause irritation if used in its pure form; therefore, do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not take Clove without talking to your doctor first if you are taking: Blood thinning medicine (examples: warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), aspirin, etc.
Cloves offer many health benefits including
- It provides aid in digestion
- Having antimicrobial properties
- Fight against cancer
- Protects the liver
- Boost the immune system
- Control diabetes
- Preserve bone quality
- Fighting against oral diseases and headaches
- Cure oral diseases
Clove Oil: Clove oils must not be used directly, instead they must be diluted either in olive oil or in distilled water.
Overconsumption of clove can thin out blood and increase the risk of bleeding.
Excessive use of clove may cause allergic reactions including rashes, hives, swelling, chocking of throat,
Clove cigarette has become highly popular these days. But it frequent use may cause a number of respiratory issues.
In men, clove can cause dysfunction or premature Problems. Regular application of herbal creams containing clove extracts to some parts can trigger these issues.
Useful in Following diseases:
- Abdominal Distention
- Amnesia (Impairment of Memory)
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Common Cold
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Lack of Appetite
- Liver Dysfunction
- Persistent Infection due to Low Immunity
- Sexual Debility
- Weakness of Digestive System
- Whooping Cough
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.