Spiral Chef News: The benefits of Cloves

The benefits of Cloves

(The following are news items and opinions. This is not medical advice.)

Cloves rank amongst the best herbs for their antioxidant and antifungal properties, if not at the very top.

They are filled with important nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, dietary fiber and vitamin C. The most valuable component in cloves is eugenol, and as such helps to prevent toxicities which cause joint inflammation and digestive tract cancer.

Candida albicans can start causing problems when it grows and becomes a fungal infection, or candidiasis. These infections are quickly becoming resistant to common antifungal agents. Researchers were lead to test eugenol’s ability to inhibit the development of Candida albicans. It turns out that eugenol has the potential to drastically inhibit these growths.

Cloves are also incredibly beneficial to the intestinal tract. Cloves can provide assistance for flatulence, indigestion, nausea and loose stools. They also contribute to eliminating symptoms associated with vomiting, gastric irritability or diarrhea.

Cloves have analgesic properties and may be used to treat certain dental problems such as tooth aches. You may also use clove oil to treat sore gums or simply to maintain your dental health. The cloves also have antiseptic properties and help with cuts, bruises, burns or wounds.

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