Cloves are widely used in Asian cuisines. They can be used whole or ground to powder in a grinder and then used. They are very commonly used in teas, milk and pulao’s. Besides these it is used in a variety of dishes. But in food its usage depends on personal choice and preference. Besides, being used in cuisines cloves have a great medicinal value and are used to prepare medicines of various diseases like diabetes, oral problems, etc. Cloves powder can be added to a glass of milk to get relief from headache. It is also used in soups and curry powder.
It must not be exposed to air every now and then, as exposure to air continuously will make cloves lose its fragrance and aroma.
Cloves should be stored in a glass or a plastic jar with a very tight lid.
Cloves must be stored in a cool and a dry place.
Cloves offer many health benefits, some of which include providing aid in digestion, having antimicrobial properties, fighting against cancer, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling diabetes, preserving bone quality and containing anti-mutagenic properties as well as fighting against oral diseases and headaches.
Cloves improve digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes.
Clove extracts are effective against the specific bacteria that spreads cholera.
Tests have showed that cloves are helpful in controlling lung cancer in its early stages.
Cloves contain high amounts of antioxidants, which are ideal for protecting the organs from the effects of free radicals especially the liver.
Extracts from cloves imitate insulin in certain ways and helps in controlling blood sugar levels.
Cloves can be taken for gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. They can also be used for tooth-aches due to their pain killing properties.
Headaches can be reduced by using cloves. Paste of cloves with a dash of rock salt added to a glass of milk reduces headache quickly and effectively.
Cloves if stored in a cool and dry place, can last as long as 3-4 years but overtime they tend to lose their fragrance and aroma.
Clove commonly known as “laung” is the dried bud of the flower from the tree “Syzygium aromaticum”. It belongs to the plant family named “Myrtaceae”. Clove is a “herb” and people use various parts of the plant, including the dried bud, stems and leaves to make medicine. Clove oil is also famous for its medicinal properties. Clove, like many other spices originating in Asia, has a great history behind it. During the 13th and 14th century, cloves were transported all the way from Indonesia to China, India, Persia, Africa and Europe. During this time cloves had a very high price, thus wars for monopoly over clove production and distribution began. The Dutch emerged victorious and held the Maluku Islands (a place in Indonesia where cloves grew) for a very long time. Today, clove is a very important commercial crop all around the world. They are a popular flavouring agent used in a variety of ways across the world, particularly in Asia. Cloves form the culinary base in a number of different Asian cuisines.
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