International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)

Clove: The miraculous spice


Dr. Syeda Azmat

Clove is an evergreen tree that grows up to 8-12 m tall with large leaves and crimson flowers grouped in terminal clusters. Cloves are the aromatic flower buds and an important flavoring spice in the Indian cuisine, improving digestion supporting oral health, curing respiratory infection, curing headaches, relieving stress etc. Clove might slow blood clotting as well. The spice is indigenous to countries in East Asia. However, they are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia. The main chemical compound in clove is Eugenol, composes upto 90% of the essential oil extracted from cloves. Cloves are available throughout the year due to different harvest seasons in different countries.
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