Benefits of the Clove
Cloves are knows for their use in food preparation with their sweet but earthy taste. They are supposedly packed with health benefits which include:
•Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial — They help with infections and inflammation.
•Treatment of colds — Cloves can help reduce inflammation and expel mucus; they reduce coughing fits, soothe the throat and acts as an expectorant.
•Boosts the immune system — Cloves have a high level of antioxidants that help ease infections and fight the bad bacteria.
•Oral Hygiene — Cloves freshens your breath and their antibacterial properties can minimize the spread of bacteria in the mouth.
•Promotes digestion — Cloves aid better digestion of food while minimizing indigestion and dyspepsia. They also reduce gas pressure in the stomach.
Some of the uses of cloves
Acne — Cloves can help prevent acne breakouts. Apply a mask (of ground cloves, honey plus a few drops of lemon juice) for 20 minutes.
•Mouthwash — Freshens the breath as well as provide anti-bacterial benefits to the mouth.
•Toothache — Clove oil can act as a painkiller for toothaches.
•Air freshener — Make your own all-natural air freshener by boiling orange peels with a few pieces of cloves in water and let it simmer. That’s fresh!
Closets — A few pieces of cloves inside a clean sock will freshen any musty closets and drawers, leaving your clothes smelling sweet and fresh.