Conventionally used in cooking, the medicinal uses of cloves have been known for centuries. This healing spice provides amazing antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties and can even be used as a natural anesthetic. Our Organic Clove powder is one of the most potent natural sources of antioxidants ever discovered with an ORAC score over 3000 per gram.
The Clove has been used in Asian culture for over 2,000 years! Dating back as far as 200 BC, Cloves were chewed by Chinese servants to keep their breath smelling sweet while in the presence of the Emperor as not to offend him. In China and Persia, this fragrant spice was also used as an aphrodisiac. Cloves have also been traditionally used to alleviate tooth aches and to combat cholera, tuberculosis and Malaria. Today, the Clove is commonly used to combat a variety of illnesses.
Cloves are the dried flower buds of the Clove Tree, a type of evergreen tree that grows in tropical environments. The unique phytonutrient components of the Clove are accompanied by a large amount of beneficial nutrients. Studies have shown that Cloves contain a substantial amount of manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin C and omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and magnesium. The Clove has unique phytonutrient components such as the flavonoids, kaempferol, and rhamnetin which contribute to the Cloves powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities.
The most significant chemical found in Cloves is eugenol, which provides Cloves with their extraordinary medicinal value. Eugenol is a potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal agent which can be twice as effective as traditional antifungal medications. Eugenol a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant can promote healthy blood circulation by lowering the levels of fat peroxide in red blood cells, keeping the body's antioxidant enzymes at healthy levels. In the USA, the eugenol extracted from cloves is often used in dentistry to ease discomfort during root canal and temporary filling procedures due to its mild anesthetic and antiseptic capabilities. The component beta-caryophyllene is also found in Cloves adding to their anesthetic ability. Clove oil is often found in over-the-counter sore throat sprays and mouth washes due to its natural antiseptic and analgesic qualities.
Cloves can also aid in digestive system function. Cloves can remedy an array of digestive problems including flatulence, and vomiting. This promotion of healthy digestion can even help to boost metabolism. Cloves are a natural antispasmodic and can be applied topically to soothe muscle spasms or brewed as a tea to remedy heavy coughing episodes. Sucking on cloves has been known to reduce the craving for alcohol.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Clove powder may include:
● Promoting healthy digestion
● Soothing indigestion, vomiting & diarrhea
● Anti-inflammatory qualities
● Relief from a hernia
● Fighting ringworm
● Promoting healthy respiratory function
● Anti-gout properties
● Relieving toothaches
● Reducing insomnia symptoms
● Curbing the desire for alcohol
● Mild anesthetic properties
● Natural antiseptic properties
● Boosting metabolism
● Promoting healthy blood circulation
● Anti-viral properties
● Anti-oxidant qualities
The Clove has been used for years, appreciated for its wonderful effects on the body. This well known Asian remedy is now available to you. Feel the antioxidant power of our raw Organic Clove Powder!
Suggested Use: Add to any recipe, dessert or smoothie that needs a fragrant kick and antioxidant boost.
Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum
Other Names: Lavang, cengkeh, cengkih, Laung, Kabsh qarunfil, Kabsh qaranful, Kruidnagel, Choji, Choji, Kurobu, Krambu, Lavanga, Clavo, Clavo de olor, Dinh huong
Origin: Sri Lanka - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Clove powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw Organic Clove powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic raw Clove powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
1. "Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
2. "Guide to cloves with information on the history of cloves and recipe ideas". helpwithcooking.com. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
3. Dorenburg, Andrew and Page, Karen. The New American Chef: Cooking with the Best Flavors and Techniques from Around the World, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2003
4. Falkowitz, Max (10 February 2011). "Spice Hunting:Cloves". Retrieved 24 June 2012.
5. "Flavored Tobacco". FDA.gov. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
6. "Tips for Home and Garden". Wofome.com.
7.Balch, Phyllis and Balch, James. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd ed., Avery Publishing, 2000, p. 94
8. Alqareer A, Alyahya A, Andersson L. (2012-05-24). "The effect of clove and benzocaine versus placebo as topical anesthetics". Journal of dentistry 34 (10): 747–50. PMID 16530911.
9. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition by Dan Bensky, Steven Clavey, Erich Stoger, and Andrew Gamble 2004
10. "Question: Multiple Sclerosis". TibetMed. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
11. Tillotson, Alan (2005-04-03). "Special Diets for Illness". Oneearthherbs.squarespace.com. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
12. "Clove (Eugenia aromatica) and Clove oil (Eugenol)". National Institutes of Health, Medicine Plus. nlm.nih.gov. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
13. Kurokawa, Masahiko; et al. (1998). "Purification and Characterization of Eugeniin as an Anti-herpesvirus Compound from Geum japonicum and Syzygium aromaticum". JPET 284 (2): 728–735.
14. Niwano, Y.; et al., Keita; Yoshizaki, Fumihiko; Kohno, Masahiro; Ozawa, Toshihiko (2011). "Extensive screening for herbal extracts with potent antioxidant properties". Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 48 (1): 78–84. doi:10.3164/jcbn.11-013FR. PMC 3022069. PMID 21297917.
15. Monks, Neale. "Aquarium Fish Euthanasia: Euthanizing and disposing of aquarium fish.". FishChannel.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
16. Youngken, H.W. (1950). Text book of pharmacognosy (6th ed.).
17. Bisset, N.G. (1994). Herbal drugs and phyotpharmaceuticals, Medpharm. Stuttgart: Scientific Publishers.
18. Turner, Jack (2004). Spice: The History of a Temptation. Vintage Books. pp. xv. ISBN 0-375-70705-0.
19. Worrall, Simon (23 June 2012). "The world's oldest clove tree". BBC News Magazine. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
20. Krondl, Michael. The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice. New York: Ballantine Books, 2007.
21. Andaya, Leonard Y. (1993). "1: Cultural State Formation in Eastern Indonesia". In Reid, Anthony. Southeast Asia in the early modern era: trade, power, and belief. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-8014-8093-5.
22. "The Third Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman - The Arabian Nights - The Thousand and One Nights - Sir Richard Burton translator". Classiclit.about.com. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
23. Li-Ming Bao, Eerdunbayaer, Akiko Nozaki, Eizo Takahashi, Keinosuke Okamoto, Hideyuki Ito and Tsutomu Hatano (2012). "Hydrolysable Tannins Isolated from Syzygium aromaticum: Structure of a New C-Glucosidic Ellagitannin and Spectral Features of Tannins with a Tergalloyl Group.". Heterocycles 85 (2): 365–81. doi:10.3987/COM-11-12392.
24. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition by Dan Bensky, Steven Clavey, Erich Stoger, and Andrew Gamble. 2004
25. "Clove Essential Oil - Chemical Composition". Scienceofacne.com.
26. Hartnoll, G; Moore, D; Douek, D (1993). "Near fatal ingestion of oil of cloves". Archives of Disease in Childhood 69 (3): 392–3. doi:10.1136/adc.69.3.392. PMC 1029532. PMID 8215554.
27. Amaechi BT, Higham SM, Edgar WM. Techniques for the production of dental eroded lesions in vitro. J Oral Rehabil 1999 Feb;26(2):97-102. 1999. PMID:12580.
28. Ensminger AH, Esminger M. K. J. e. al. Food for Health: A Nutrition Encyclopedia. Clovis, California: Pegus Press; 1986. 1986. PMID:15210.
29. Fortin, Francois, Editorial Director. The Visual Foods Encyclopedia. Macmillan, New York. 1996.
30. Friedman M, Henika PR, Mandrell RE. Bactericidal activities of plant essential oils and some of their isolated constituents against Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella enterica. J Food Prot 2002 Oct;65(10):1545-60. 2002.
31. Ghelardini C, Galeotti N, Di Cesare Mannelli L, et al. Local anaesthetic activity of beta-caryophyllene. Farmaco 2001 May-2001 Jul 31;56(5-7):387-9. 2001. PMID:12570.
32. Grieve M. A Modern Herbal. Dover Publications, New York. 1971.
33. Krishnaswamy K, Raghuramulu N. Bioactive phytochemicals with emphasis on dietary practices. Indian J Med Res 1998 Nov;108:167-81. 1998. PMID:12540.
34. Wood, Rebecca. The Whole Foods Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall Press; 1988. 1988. PMID:15220.
35. Alqareer A, Alyahya A, Andersson L. The effect of clove and benzocaine versus placebo as topical anesthetics. J Dent 2006;34(10):747-50.
36. Chami N, Bennis S, Chami F, et al. Study of anticandidal activity of carvacrol and eugenol in vitro and in vivo. Oral Microbiol.Immunol 2005;20(2):106-111.
37. Darshan S. Doreswamy R. Patented antiinflammatory plant drug development from traditional medicine. Phytother.Res 2004;18(5):343-357.
38. Dragland, S., Senoo, H., Wake, K., Holte, K., and Blomhoff, R. Several culinary and medicinal herbs are important sources of dietary antioxidants. J Nutr. 2003;133(5):1286-1290.
39. Eisen JS, Koren G, Juurlink DN, et al. N-acetylcysteine for the treatment of clove oil-induced fulminant hepatic failure. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 2004;42(1):89-92.
40. Jadhav BK, Khandelwal KR, Ketkar AR, et al. Formulation and evaluation of mucoadhesive tablets containing eugenol for the treatment of periodontal diseases. Drug Dev Ind Pharm 2004;30(2):195-203.
41. Janes SE, Price CS, Thomas D. Essential oil poisoning: N-acetylcysteine for eugenol-induced hepatic failure and analysis of a national database. Eur J Pediatr 2005;164(8):520-2.
42. Kim SI, Yi JH, Tak JH, et al. Acaricidal activity of plant essential oils against Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae). Vet.Parasitol 4-15-2004;120(4):297-304.
43. Li Y, Xu C, Zhang Q, et al. In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori action of 30 Chinese herbal medicines used to treat ulcer diseases. J Ethnopharmacol 4-26-2005;98(3):329-333.
44. Miyazawa M, Hisama M. Antimutagenic activity of phenylpropanoids from clove (Syzygium aromaticum). J Agric Food Chem 10-22-2003;51(22):6413-6422.
45. Natural Standard Research Collaboration, Chief Editors: Ulbricht C, Basch E, Natural Standard Herb and Supplement Reference - Evidence-Based Clinical Reviews, USA: Elsevier/Mosby, 2005.
46. Somova LO, Nadar A, Rammanan P, et al. Cardiovascular, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant effects of oleanolic and ursolic acids in experimental hypertension. Phytomedicine 2003;10(2-3):115-121.
47. Taguchi Y, Ishibashi H, Takizawa T, et al. Protection of oral or intestinal candidiasis in mice by oral or intragastric administration of herbal food, clove (Syzygium aromaticum). Nippon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 2005;46(1):27-33.
48. Tajuddin A, Ahmad S, Latif A, et al. Aphrodisiac activity of 50% ethanolic extracts of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg) and Syzygium aromaticum (L) Merr. & Perry. (clove) in male mice: a comparative study. BMC.Complement Altern Med 10-20-2003;3(1):6.
49. Trongtokit Y, Rongsriyam Y, Komalamisra N, et al. Comparative repellency of 38 essential oils against mosquito bites. Phytother Res 2005;19(4):303-9.