Health Benefits of Cloves: The Super Spice for Healing

Posted by on August 8, 2013 in Health-Wellness, Spices, Seeds, Herbs with 5 Comments

| Naturalsociety | August 8th, 2013

cloveThe super spice, cloves, comes from a dried bud on the Myrtaceae tree that grows in tropical climates throughout the world, but that originated in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Southern India. The health benefits of cloves are so great that the spice is harvested profusely in Zanzibar and is used in folk-remedies around the world – including Chinese medicine. Over 1000 tons of cloves are imported to the US ever year.

Some Health Benefits of Cloves: Massive Nutritional and Antioxidant Value

This incredible spice has an ORAC value Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) that is through the roof – of over 290,000. That’s a lot of antioxidants.  This herb is also full of manganese, more than almost any other food. Manganese is an important trace mineral for the body because it activates multiple enzymes, particularly anginas which help in the formation of urea. Manganese also form the enzyme peptides which are responsible for the hydrolosis of proteins in the intestines. This mineral helps with lipid metabolism (getting rid of fat) and keeping the nervous system stable (reducing irritability).

Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Properties: Other Health Benefits of Cloves

  • Cloves also have anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities, and can even prevent adult onset diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
  • Cloves have been used to treat asthma and as an anesthetic.
  • Clove oil is even better at repelling mosquitoes than citronella.
  • Clove oil can help relieve muscle spasms, as well, so it was used as a natural way to aid in childbirth for centuries.
  • Due to its antimicrobial properties, clove oil can treat skin problems like acne and warts.
  • Clove oil or clove tea can also help treat insomnia.

This powerful plant can be used in myriad ways to heal the body. Along with other vitamins and minerals like vitamins C, K, and calcium, cloves can treat multiple diseases which are caused by a deficiency in nutrient dense foods – from cardiovascular problems, depression, and even cancer.

Cloves are best when the dried bud is kept in tact and used fresh; however, there are tinctures, dried powders, and even clove teas that can be used on a daily basis. If you can obtain clove whole and grind them yourself, you will be consuming more of the antioxidants and healthful constituents. A hot tea prepared with cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves is incredibly tasty and full of health-restoring properties.

Experience the health benefits of cloves today!

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  1. adelagunmarina@yahoo.com' Adelagun, Marina says:

    Healths of on various natural herbs and fruits has been helping me to maintain my heath.

  2. bekkylasho@yahoo.com' Mrs Rebekah A. Awosika says:

    thank you for educating the whole world the uses of natural herbs and spices for good health. you are a source of inspiration to others

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