Kitchen Remedies – Cloves
Cloves (Eugenia Caryophyllata or Syzygium Aromaticum) are a very hot, but sweet herb. The demand for Cloves helped launch the “Age of Exploration”. The spices of the East were very enticing to the Europeans and their quest for a shorter route to get them بونسای میخک هندی – بونسای میخک changed the world.
The use of Cloves for more than just a flavor has been around for centuries. As far back as 207 B.C. anyone who addressed the Chinese emperor were required to hold cloves in their mouths to cover bad breath. The Chinese also used it to treat fungal infections, diarrhea, ringworm and hernia,
Cloves are a preservative. It is tradition to put Cloves into a holiday ham, but few realize that the tradition began because it makes the meat last longer.
Cloves come from trees and the dried flowers and the oil is what is used.
For a traveler Cloves helps fight altitude sickness and also diarrhea from foods and drinks your body is not used to.
The main chemical in cloves is eugenol which kills bacteria and viruses. Studies show that clove oil can help kill several strains of staphylococcus bacteria. It is valuable for bronchitis and to stop vomiting.
Eugenol also stimulates insulin production in the body. Cloves can be useful for increasing the efficiency of medication used by diabetics.
To make a tea with Cloves, use 1 teaspoon of the powdered herb to 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 20 minutes.
Cloves are a wonderful local anesthetic, for a toothache apply a clove near the tooth or clove oil on a cotton ball near the tooth. It is used in several over-the-counter toothache pain relievers.