Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen also known as Syzygium aromaticum.
Animal studies have found that the compounds in cloves may have several health benefits, including supporting liver health and helping stabilize blood sugar levels.
Lishi / ལི་ཤི།
It grows in hot climatic condition.
Antimicrobial activity – inhibit wide range of bacteria (e.g. E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Listeria sp., Proteus sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella sp.); has some anti-fungal and anti-candidal activity; shows antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus type 1 (antiviral activity showed to be stronger in CNS rather than in skin).
Anti-inflammatory activity – shows to inhibit acute and chronic inflammation.
Hepatoprotective activity – shows to have protective effect against liver cirrhosis.
Anti-nociceptive – relieves joint and tooth ache
Anti-neoplastic effect – shows to have anticancer effect in mammary carcinoma and lung cancer; has chemoprotective effect against liver and bone marrow toxicity; decreases cell proliferation and increases apoptosis in cancer cells.
Anti-obesity effect – shows to reduce lipid accumulation
Anti-platelet aggregation activity
Antioxidant activity – scavenges free radicals and has iron chelating properties; inhibits lipid peroxidation.
Aphrodisiac action – have libido enhancing and potency properties.
Neuroprotective effect – exhibits anti-cholinesterase activity and thus may be used as a supportive remedy for management of cognitive ailments like Alzheimer’s disease.
Memory and learning improvement – due to its antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activity
Balances Wind and cold disorders
Treats disorders of life-channel
Supports nervous system, stomach, liver and lungs
Restores physical strength
Treats depression and anxiety
Reduce craving for nicotine
Strengthens the memory
Treats neuritis and numbness
Restores digestive heat
Relieves meteors and abdominal distension
Relieves nausea and vomiting
Relieves hoarseness and hiccups
Treats food poisoning
Relieves motion sickness
Immune system and detoxification:
Relieves shortness of breath and asthma
Relieves respiratory tract infections and sinusitis
Soothes sore throat
Relieves cough and chest congestion
Has anti-inflammatory effect on nasal passages
Has analgesic qualities
Relieves tooth ache
Relieves limb pain, swelling and numbness
Balances menstrual cycle
Clears skin fungal infections such as tinea versicolor and athlete’s foot
- Clove (Syzygium aromaticum): a precious spice
- Clove uses, benefits & dosage
- Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry. (clove) on sexual behaviour of normal male rats
- Efficacy of traditional herbal medicines in combination with acyclovir against herpes simplex virus type 1 infection in vitro and in vivo.
- Antineoplastic effects of clove buds (Syzygium aromaticum L.) in the model of breast carcinoma.
- Eugenol-rich Fraction of Syzygium aromaticum (Clove) Reverses Biochemical and Histopathological Changes in Liver Cirrhosis and Inhibits Hepatic Cell Proliferation
- Anticancer potential of Syzygium aromaticum L. in MCF-7 human breast cancer cell lines
- Anti-cholinesterase activity of the standardized extract of Syzygium aromaticum L.
- Syzygium aromaticum ethanol extract reduces high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice through downregulation of adipogenic and lipogenic gene expression
- Aqueous Extract of Dried Flower Buds of Syzygium aromaticum Inhibits Infl ammation and Oxidative Stress
- Aphrodisiac activity of 50% ethanolic extracts of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg) and Syzygium aromaticum (L) Merr. & Perry. (clove) in male mice: a comparative study
- Acetyl eugenol, a component of oil of cloves (Syzygium aromaticum L.) inhibits aggregation and alters arachidonic acid metabolism in human blood platelets.