Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Parts used: Seeds
Clove represents one of the most versatile herbs in the herb kingdom. They are used as spices in food, as incense, substitutes for cigarettes, and of course, as a healing herb. It is one of the most powerful natural germicidal agents. It has been used for centuries for vomiting during pregnancy. (My son tells me that it produces the opposite effect for him as he is “not a big fan”). It increases circulation of the blood, promotes digestion and has above average nutritive value.
It aids with coughs, gas, digestive disorders, abdominal bloating and it applied topically relieves muscle spasms. One of the most common uses in the West is as a toothache reliever.
Acne, bad breath, low blood pressure, bronchial catarrh, poor circulation, fever, fungal skin infections, colitis, colic, diarrhea, dizziness, dysentery, earache, epilepsy, gas, indigestion, nausea, pain, palsy, spasms, toothache, vomiting, sexual stimulant