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How Cloves Benefits Your Health

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Cloves are one the main Indian spices that is used as a flavoring agent in many cuisines. Cloves is packed with minerals and is recognised for its medicinal, therapeutic and culinary properties. It is often used in Indian traditional medical practice ayurveda for its antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and analgesic effects. It contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc.

The vitamins found in cloves include vitamin c, thiamin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, D and K. Cloves also contain bio active content namely flavonoids, hexane, methalyne, thymol, wuthenol benzene, fatty acids fibre. It is available throughout the year.

Cloves contains an active component called eugenol, which detoxifies the body and fights several diseases like joint inflammation and certain cancers. According to the study conducted recently, it is found that cloves can even lower the blood pressure and keeps diabetes in check. It is used to treat respiratory disorder asthma too.

In this article, we at Boldsky are listing out some more health benefits of amazing spice cloves. Read on to know more about it.

How Cloves Benefits Your Health

Aids Digestion: Cloves promotes digestion by improving the secretion of digestive enzymes. Cloves are known to reduce flatulence, gastric irritability and nausea. Cloves can be taken in powdered form with honey to get get a relief from digestive disorders.

Controls Diabetes: Cloves has been used to treat diabetes since ages. Studies have revealed that the extracts of cloves helps to manage the blood sugar levels.

How Cloves Benefits Your Health

Boosts Immune System : Clove is one such herb that is found to be effective in protecting and boosting the immune system. Cloves contains compounds that enhances the immune system by increasing the count of white blood cells. It even improves the the delayed hypersensitivity.

Treats Headache: Cloves even has the ability to reduce headache in minutes. Just add some amount of cloves powder to rock salt. Mix it with a glass of milk and drink it to reduces headache quickly and effectively.

How Cloves Benefits Your Health

Cures Oral Diseases: Cloves can be consumed for oral diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. It can be used for tooth ache too for it can pain killing property. It controls the growth of oral pathogens that are responsible for oral diseases.
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Story first published: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 17:00 [IST]
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