It is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and subtropical conditions. Clove, during the 13th and 14th centuries, was transported from Indonesia to China, India, Persia, Africa, and Europe. They had a very high price, and thus wars for monopoly over clove production and distribution began.
Clove has been used for thousands of years in India and China not only as a spice and condiment but also as a medicine for many ailments.
The nutrients found in cloves include carbohydrates, protein, energy, and dietary fiber. The minerals they have include potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium. The vitamins are vitamin E, folate, and niacin. They also have phosphorus, iron, zinc, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Health Benefits of Cloves:
1- Antibacterial Properties:
Cloves are known by many for their antibacterial properties against several human pathogens.
2- Liver Protection:
Since cloves contain high amounts of antioxidants, they can protect the organs from the effects of free radicals, especially the liver. Metabolism can increase free radical production and lipid profile while decreasing the antioxidants in the liver but clove can stabilize these effects with its hepatoprotective properties.
3- Immunity Booster:
Cloves are effective in developing and protecting the immune system by increasing white blood cells.
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