Clove, the commonly used spice, is the aromatic flowering bud of a tree Syzygium aromaticum. The tree is native to Indonesia. Cloves are mostly used as flavoring agents in dishes as well as in hot beverages. While almost everyone is acquainted to its uses in food, most are unaware of its surprising health benefits.
Cloves have long been proving its effectiveness in many diseases. One of them is diabetes. Studies have shown that extracts from clove imitate the Insulin produced in our body and hels lowering blood sugar.
Cloves boost immune system by enhancing the production of White blood cells. The increased WBC count improves delayed hypersensitivity and prevents the body from many immune mediated harms.
Cloves have been highly effective in gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. The antibacterial properties of cloves fight bacterial multiplication. It also reduces inflammation associated with gingivitis. The remarkable analgesic properties of cloves have long been employed as an impressive remedy for toothache. Putting a clove under the troubling tooth relieves pain in a matter of minutes.
Cloves have fantastic anti inflammatory properties. The presence of eugenol in cloves reduces inflammation cause by edema. Eugenol also reduces pain by interrupting action potential is neuroreceptors and decrease pain sensitivity.
ANTI MUTAGENIC PROPERTIES
Mutagens cause changes in the genetic makeup of DNA by their chemical action causing mutations. Phenyl propanoids possess anti mutagenic properties and restrict the action of mutagens.
Clove is home to hydro alcoholic extracts like eugenol and its derivatives like flavones, isoflavones and flavonoids. These extracts protect bone mineral density and prevent the risk facotrs for osteoporosis.