Carnation (lat. Syzygium aromaticum) is the first plant on the Orac list (oxygen’s ability to absorb free radicals) with an incredible 314,446 units.
Carnations are aromatic flower buds of the tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. The homeland of carnations is northern Moluccas from the Indonesian spice islands. Carnations are collected commercially primarily in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Carnations are available all year round.
Clove (lat. Syzygium aromaticum), is traditionally a favorite winter spice. Today it is grown in Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Madagascar and Pemba. Carnations are actually immature, unopened flower buds of an evergreen tropical tree from the myrtle family. Fresh cloves are pink. Dried carnations change color to brown. The lengths are 12-16 mm and resemble nails (in Latin it is called clavus, which means nail). The stems end in prominent four-part flower buds. The aroma is warm, pungent and aromatic: The taste is very strong, astringent and sweet. It is first mentioned in Chinese records as early as 400 g.p.n.e. The Romans learned about this valuable spice through Arab traders. Traditional Chinese doctors have been using cloves since ancient times in the treatment of indigestion, diarrhea, hernias, lichens, athlete’s foot and fungal infections. Indian Ayurvedic healers treat respiratory and digestive problems. Medieval German herbalists used a mixture of cloves to fight gout. Early American physicians used this spice to treat digestive problems and added bitter herbal remedies to make them tastier. They also made clove oil, which they used to massage the gums to relieve toothache.
A few drops of clove essential oil, mixed with water, will stop vomiting, and the infusion – nausea. Clove essential oil is effective against many bacteria and parasites. Clove contains eugenol, caryophyllene and tannin, which have strong antimicrobial properties. , eggs and larvae. That is why clove is an indispensable part of the well-known antiparasitic program of Dr. Clark.
Rinsing the oral cavity with diluted oil or chewing clove buds relieves sore throat.
Japanese scientists have discovered that, like many spices, cloves contain antioxidants that help prevent cell damage that can result in cancer. Recent research has shown that cloves are the best antioxidant spice due to high levels of phenolic compounds.
Clove is a stimulant, a local antiseptic and a mild anesthetic. It has positive effects on the gastric mucosa, relaxes the smooth muscles that line the digestive tract, acts against vomiting and bloating, and generally encourages the proper functioning of the digestive system. Dentists have used clove oil as an oral anesthetic in the past. They also used it to disinfect the root canals of the teeth. Clove oil is still an active ingredient in some mouthwash and bad breath products. It is popularly believed that dissolving whole cloves in the mouth at 2:00, without chewing or swallowing, helps to curb the desire for alcohol.
Healing effect of cloves:
• improves digestion
• helps with respiratory infections
• relieves toothache
• destroys parasites and bacteria
• is a natural antioxidant
• helps treat fungal infections
• has antiseptic and anesthetic properties
• acts as an aphrodisiac
• helps with gout
Clove oil or encapsulated powder is usually used for healing purposes. The usual dosage is 2-5 grams of clove powder per day. You can make delicious and medicinal tea from cloves and cinnamon. Put 2 cinnamon sticks and 6 whole cloves in half a liter of water. Cook for 15 minutes, then strain. Drink 2-3 cups of tea a day.