This popular herb is used with parasite cleansing programs. Long touted for its effects on digestion and nausea.
Directions: 1 capsule 3 times daily before meals, or as directed by your health care pactitioner.
Caryophyllus aromaticus (also known as
Other common names: Lavanga, Carophyllus, Clovos, Mother Cloves,
Cloves are not only a culinary staple, but they should also be in every medicine cabinet as an old-time
pain reliever, digestive aid and warming stimulant.
Cloves exhibit broad antimicrobial properties against fungi and
bacteria, thus supporting its traditional use as a treatment for
diarrhea, food poisoning and other infectious conditions. Try Cloves
breath freshener and, perhaps,
even an aphrodisiac.
The Clove is an evergreen tree that may grow from fifteen to fifty feet
tall, and is native to the Molucca Islands and the Philippines. It is
cultivated in Madagascar, Indonesia, Zanzibar, Sumatra, the West
Indies, Brazil and other tropical areas. In ancient times the Chinese
and Romans prized it highly, and the fresh and dried flower buds are
still used in herbal formulas for treating diarrhea and intestinal
worms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where it was first
mentioned in writings of the first century B.C. The word Clove is
derived from the Latin,
clavus, meaning "nail," which describes the shape of the bud; and two of Cloves' generic names are
Syzigium (from the Greek "closed together," as the petals close in a tuft over the flower of the Clove), and
(after Prince Eugene of Savoy [1663-1736], statesman and patron or the
arts and science). By A.D. 300, Cloves had reached Europe, but it was
not until 1500 that increased sea voyages and trade made it better
known and more widely used. Early American Eclectic physicians used
Cloves to treat digestive complaints, adding them to bitter herbal
medicines to make them more palatable, and they were
also the first to extract
Clove oil from the herbal buds, which they used on the gums to relieve
toothache. Clove Oil is extracted from the leaf and/or under-developed
flowers and is the principal form used medicinally. Some constituents
include essential oils, eugenol, gallic acid, tannin, calcium, iron,
magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, gum, fiber, resin,
vanillin, mucilage, cinnamaldehyde, beta-sitosterol, beta-pinene,
beta-carotene, B-vitamins and vitamins A and C.
Cloves are used
mainly to support healthy digestive function and are thought to relieve
digestive upsets, vomiting and nausea.
Oil of Cloves apparently reduces the sensation of
bloating and gas pressure within the stomach that frequently troubles
people with peptic ulcers and gastroenteritis. Clove is considered a
warming herb that improves the assimilation and digestion of foods.
In Ayurvedic medicine, ancient healers used Cloves to
heal respiratory ailments. The herb is said to clear excess mucus from
the lungs and relieve asthma, coughs and colds.
used as a pain reliever, Clove oil is said to possess powerful
analgesic properties. Eugenol, its active ingredient, comprises from
sixty- to ninety percent of this herb and is thought to be responsible
for its pain-killing properties. Oil of Cloves has been used around
the world to relieve pain from toothache and dental treatments and
remains one of the major pain relieving agents still used by dentists
to ease periodontal disease and toothache. Used externally, Oil of
Cloves also eases neuralgia and rheumatism.
oil is considered by some to be one of the most powerful germicidal
agents in the herbal kingdom. Its antiseptic, antibacterial properties
help in the treatment of diarrheaa and food poisoning by killing many
types of bacteria, including
pseudomonas aeruginosa, shigella
(all species), streptococci, staphylococci bacteria - all of which may
be involved in food poisoning - as well as pneumonocci bacteria. Its
disinfectant properties make it a fine mouthwash, breath freshener and
Cloves are said to be antiparasitic, and its
antimicrobial properties destroy intestinal parasites, thus supporting
its traditional use by the Chinese in treating intestinal worms.
to have antiviral and antifungal properties, Clove oil is said to
increase the efficacy of "acyclovir," a drug used to treat the viral
infections underlying Bell's palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome and
herpes. It is also thought to be beneficial in counteracting the
fungus that causes athlete's foot.
The information presented
intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been
evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or
prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any
supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health