Originally from China, clove is the most widely used spice in cooking and confectionery. Carnations are the dried flowers of the carnation tree which has a warming effect on the body. Freshly ground clove powder has antiparasitic properties and helps to cleanse the body’s digestive tract and blood from various parasites and especially from their eggs.
The therapeutic use of cloves is also largely due to the eugenol but also to the flavonoids and phenolic ingredients it contains making it ideal for arthritis and myalgia problems.
As a bactericidal and anesthetic, clove is widely used in traditional medicine for conditions such as bad breath and migraines,
Clove also has antioxidant (anti-cancer), antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties and a great beneficial effect on blood sugar.
Clove is used as a spice in several recipes with spaghetti, with chicken as well as in pies or drinks. Finally, it is widely used in liqueurs.