Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree, best known as a sweet and aromatic spice, they have also been used in traditional medicine.They help digestion by relaxing the lining of the GI tract, thereby alleviating nausea, vomiting, gas and stomach aches, and are a natural painkiller and antibacterial.
Studies show the proven antimicrobial activities of Clove, meaning this aromatic spice can help stop the growth of microorganisms like bacteria. One study showed that Clove killed three common strains of food-borne pathogens, including E. Coli. Further studies find that the antibacterial properties of Clove can help promote oral hygiene by stopping the growth of two types of bacteria which can contribute to gum disease.
Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, which can contribute to chronic disease. Often used in Ayurvedic medicine, cloves are packed with anti antioxidants and are a good source of minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins.