Cloves are a versatile spice that adds flavor while also providing health benefits. It contains a high proportion of antioxidants, It may help regulate blood sugar levels, It can kill bacteria, And more.
Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree, It is an evergreen plant also known as Syzygiumomaticum.
This versatile spice is found in both whole and ground forms. Cloves are known as a sweet and aromatic spice. But it has also been used in traditional medicine.
In fact, Animal studies have found that compounds found in cloves may have several health benefits. Including supporting liver health and helping stabilize blood sugar levels.
Benefits of cloves: (1)(2)
- It contains important nutrients. A teaspoon (2 grams) of ground cloves contains:
- Carbohydrates: 1 gram
- fiber: 1 gram
- Manganese: 55% of Daily Value
- (DV)Vitamin K: 2% of Daily Value
- Manganese is an essential mineral for maintaining brain function and building strong bones
- Cloves contain a high proportion of antioxidants. including eugenol, Which can help reduce oxidative stress.
- Studies show that compounds in cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death.
- Studies indicate that cloves may promote oral health. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, Which may help kill harmful bacteria.
- Studies show that beneficial compounds found in cloves can help promote liver health. Studies conducted on animals confirmed that eugenol found in cloves helped reverse signs of cirrhosis or liver scarring, and that clove oil or eugenol leads to improved liver function. reduce inflammation, Reducing oxidative stress
- Research shows that compounds in cloves may help boost insulin production and lower blood sugar.
- Animal studies show that clove extract and manganese may help increase bone mineral density.
- Some research suggests that compounds in cloves can help treat stomach ulcers. In one study conducted on animals, Clove essential oil has been shown to increase stomach mucus production. Stomach mucus acts as a barrier and helps prevent erosion of the stomach lining from digestive acids.
Clove oil: (2)
Throughout history, People have used clove oil to relieve toothache. Some cosmetics and medications use eugenol for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral abilities.
Clove oil has been used to relieve toothache since 1649. It is still a popular treatment today. This is due to eugenol. Eugenol is a natural anesthetic (anesthetic agent).
Eugenol in high doses can damage the liver or cause allergic reactions in some people. So، It is important to take clove oil only in safe doses and keep it out of the reach of children and infants. Even when used on the skin or mouth, Eugenol can cause allergic reactions.
Clove oil can be toxic when ingested in large quantities (usually 10-30 ml, Or about 2-6 teaspoons). Symptoms can include agitation (feeling angry, tense, or confused), decreased alertness, And coma.
For more than 100 years, Dentists have used eugenol mixed with different compounds in many procedures, Like making molds of your teeth. Eugenol has been shown to cause mild to severe allergy symptoms in some people. Signs of an allergic reaction to dental eugenol can include redness and pain where it is applied to the gums. Some people react with a rash or bruising on other parts of the body.
Prepared by: Dalal Edriss