The word Clove is derived from the word clou which means nail. It is aromatic flower of the flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. It is used as spice in cuisine all over the world. It originates from India. Clove tree is a evergreen tree whose height ranges from 10-20 m. Apart from being used in cuisine, natural clove is also used in other industries for its medicinal use and therapeutic value.
Indian Name: Lavang
Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia aromaticum
Family Name: Myrtaceae
Parts Used: Flower bud
Clove is a native of Indonesia. Clove spice is also grown in Zanzibar, Indonesia and Madagascar; it is also grown in India, and Sri Lanka. According to FAO, Indonesia leads the world in clove production. Nearly 80% of the clove of threw world is produced by Indonesia followed by Madagascar and Tanzania.
According to traditional herbalist cloves are beneficial in the following problems: