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Food Basics: Use Cloves for Good Health

  By posted Nov 10th 2013
Healthy Living

 

Food Basics: Health Benefits of Cloves


Cloves are a very common spice, which is widely used in Indian cooking. It is renowned for its rich aroma and flavour. Cloves also have great purification and protection properties in them. Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain, Certified Holistic Nutrition Therapist, SNHS , UK. Certified Health Coach, IIN, US, tells us how this this tiny spice can boost our overall health.

 

Consuming a couple of cloves can help to cleanse your body from harmful toxins and microbes. This will help to boost your health. 

Cloves also help to protect the damage caused to your body's cells by microbes, and help to stimulate energy in every part of your body.

Cloves can also help give you quick relief from toothache. Just place a piece of clove on the affected area, and gain instant relief. 

The presence of eugenol, in cloves gives it a lovely aroma and helps in numbing dental pain and clearing out bacteria in the mouth. 

You can also use cloves as a mosquito repellent. Clove can effectively help to ward off mosquitoes. 

Cloves also have great anti-inflammatory properties. Use cloves to treat inflammation and infections.

If you are troubled with digestion problems, chew on a couple of cloves.

Cloves also aid with cardiac and diabetes health.

Due to its purification properties, cloves help in purifying your blood.

Just add cloves to your diet in the form of curries, soups and main dishes to gain maximum benefits.

 

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