Cloves are the flower buds of the evergreen clove tree, is a versatile spice that can be used to season pot roasts, add flavor to hot beverages, and bring spicy warmth to some desserts. They are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and have a variety of benefits ranging from strengthening the immune system to aiding digestion. Let’s look at some of the the benefits of cloves.
It’s useful for maintaining oral health, diabetes management, bone preservation, boosts immunity, improves digestion and aids in weight loss among several other health benefits.
It has been established that cloves have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making them ideal for maintaining oral health. It has also been found that cloves can work against specific bacteria that spread cholera. The clove oil is rich in eugenol, which helps combat toothache and sore gums.
The dried bud in the clove comprises of compounds which help increase the white blood cell count, thereby, improving delayed-type hypersensitivity, and boosting the immune system. You can have clove tea regularly to avail the benefits.
- Grind the cloves, and put them aside.
- Boil a cup of water in a pan, add a tea bag & cloves
- Let the solution come to a boil.
- Let it cool and strain the tea
- Add honey as per your taste, and enjoy.
Tip: Have the tea in the morning every day for maximum results.
In Indian spices, cloves are used to enhance the taste and aroma of food. It is one of the common spices present in Indian kitchens, which are good not only for taste but also for health. Include it in your spice rack and enjoy!