6 Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves


Cloves are the sweet smelling flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree, which belongs to the Myrtaceae family. They are native to Indonesia's Maluku Islands (or Moluccas) and are widely used as a spice. Due to various harvest seasons in different countries, cloves are available all year.


Health Benefits

1.     Enhances Sexual performance

Spices like clove and nutmeg have been said to have sexual performance/pleasure properties since ancient times, according to Unani medicine. Experiments with clove and nutmeg extracts were compared to traditional drugs used for this purpose, and both clove and nutmeg yielded positive results. 


2.     Diabetes Treatment

Clove extracts mimic insulin in certain respects and help to regulate blood sugar levels. Cloves can have a beneficial impact on diabetes when consumed as part of a plant-based diet, according to a report published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.


3.     Protect the liver.

Cloves are rich in antioxidants, making them perfect for protecting organs, especially the liver, from the effects of free radicals. In the long run, metabolism raises free radical generation and lipid profile while lowering antioxidant levels in the liver. Clove extracts, which have hepatoprotective properties, may help to reverse these effects. 


4.     Immune System Booster

Ayurveda claims that some plants can help grow and protect the immune system. Clove is one of these plants. Clove's dried flower bud contains compounds that help to strengthen the immune system by increasing white blood cell count, which helps to alleviate delayed-type hypersensitivity.


5.     Improves Oral Health

Cloves can help with gum diseases including gingivitis and periodontitis by reducing inflammation. According to a study published in the Journal of Natural Products, clove bud extracts significantly inhibit the growth of oral pathogens that cause a variety of oral diseases. Because of their pain-relieving qualities, they can also be used to treat toothaches.


6.     Preserves Bones

This spice's hydro-alcoholic extracts contain phenolic compounds like eugenol and derivatives like flavones, isoflavones, and flavonoids. These extracts have been shown in studies to help preserve bone density and mineral content, as well as increase the tensile strength of bones in cases of osteoporosis. To confirm the efficacy of these results, further research is needed.



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