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Clove

Also Known As : Laung
Technical Name : Syzygium aromaticum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is spicy and pungent in taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Clove Whole
  2. Cloves
  3. Laung
  4. Lavang
  5. Lavangam
  6. Organic Clove Bud
  7. Organic Clove Whole

Description

Cloves are generally the dried brown colored flower buds of an evergreen tree native to Indonesia. They are a versatile spice that can be used in drinks and in both sweet and savoury dishes. They are also used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine and dentistry. When Cloves are fresh, they are generally pink in colour, and when dried, they turn to a rust-brown colour.

Health benefits

  • Cloves help in treating diabetes as it smoothly regulates the level of blood sugar in the body.(1) 
  • They are beneficial in killing strains of bacteria that may cause diseases such as cholera.(1)
  • They contain phenylpropanoids which help to reduce the effect of mutagens in the body.(1)
  • Eugenol present in cloves helps to treat headaches, as it is an alternative to pain killers.(1)

Selection Guide

It is advisable to select whole cloves in comparison to clove powder. Whole cloves should be compact and spotless.

Note

Overconsumption of clove can thin out your blood and increase the risk of bleeding.(2)

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