Parts used-Flower buds, essential oil
Actions and Uses: This herb has antiseptic and anti-parasitic properties, and acts as a digestive aid. Essential oil is applied topically for relief of toothache and mouth pain. Clove oil is believed to have powerful antibacterial properties.
Phytochemicals: Beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, ellagic acid, gallic acid, kaempferol, oleanolic acid, tannin, vanillin, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vttamins B1, B2, B3, A and C.
General Information: Cloves is a great cooking herb and can be used whole or ground. It is an excellent spice in desserts and can be sprinkled on cookies and cakes. It can be added to chicken, vegetable and fish dishes for a slightly Indian or curry flavor. This spice can add a unique flavor to your dishes year around.
Caution: Clove oil is very strong and can cause irritation if used in its pure form. Dilute with olive oil or distilled water.