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7 Benefits of cloves for health

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Cloves are not only useful as a seasoning for cooking but also for herbal medicine. This is the benefit of cloves for the health of your body.

Cloves, a plant that is widely distributed in Maluku, Sumatra, Makassar, Ambon and Java.

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Cloves have a distinctive aroma and unique shape. Generally, cloves are used as a food spice in the country.

In fact, cloves are also useful as herbal medicine.

Quoting from the book entitled Menguak Tabis & Potensi Jamu Gendong by Suharmiati, cloves contain eugenol, vanillin, tannins, galothanic acid, and calcium oxalate. In addition, cloves are analgesic and antibacterial.

In the world of herbal medicine, the most widely used part of the clove plant is the clove flower.

Benefits of cloves

Rich in active compounds, cloves are believed to be effective in eradicating a number of diseases. Not only that, cloves are also useful for protecting yourself from chronic diseases.

Here are the benefits of cloves for your body’s health.

1. Prevent cancer

Launching from Kompas.com, cloves contain eugenol which can ward off free radicals that trigger the growth of cancer cells in the body.

In addition, cloves contain vitamin C which is useful for neutralizing free radicals.

2. Uric acid

Quoting from Hembing’s book Overcome Gout & Rheumatism, cloves contain tannins and are rich in eugenol.

These active compounds are useful for reducing uric acid levels in the body.

To feel the benefits of herbal medicine for gout is quite easy. You only need to boil 1-5 grams of cloves until it boils.

Once warm, you drink clove boiled water.

3. Cough

Cloves are believed to treat coughs. This is because cloves are antibacterial and anti-cough.

Quoting from a book entitled Plants Potential Efficacious Medicine for Temulawak Cloves, Ginger, Turmeric, Kencur Serai, by Suharman, cloves can expel phlegm from the throat.

To feel the benefits is quite easy, you just need to chew the cloves with salt.

4. Toothache

Cloves are antiseptic and analgesic, aka pain relievers. This makes cloves believed to be a powerful herbal toothache remedy.

How to treat toothache with cloves is quite easy. You can simply apply clove oil on the cotton. Then, you stick the cotton on the cavity area.

5. Bad breath

Apart from treating toothaches, cloves can also get rid of bad breath.

To feel the benefits, all you have to do is boil 10 clove flowers in a glass of water until they boil. After the boiled water of clove flowers is cold, you can use the water to rinse your mouth.

You can repeat gargling with clove flower cooking water until the bad breath disappears.

6. Relieves nausea and vomiting

Do you often experience nausea and feel like vomiting? Cloves can be the solution.

Clove powder added with honey is effective in relieving nausea and feeling like vomiting due to an injured stomach.

7. Bone density

Cloves contain manganese which helps the bone formation process and is important for bone health.