Spp. Caryophyllus aromaticus
Astringent and heating. Stimulant, antibacterial, anesthetic, antiviral, antispasmodic, hemostatic.
Cloves are a favorite autumn spice for its bright, pungent flavor. It has traditionally been used to help with dyspepsia, flatulence and nausea. Cloves also are also said to have antimicrobial properties. It can purportedly stimulate immune function, warm the system when cold, boost metabolism, calm muscle spasms, and numb a toothache.
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