Cloves-Syzygium Aromaticum (Lavang, लौंग, लक्ष्मीपुष्प, देवकुसुम ):
(V–P+ [In Excess, Else Pacifies Pitta] K-) It is Bitter & Pungent in Taste, Unctuous, and Light. Clove-Lavang (Including Oil) is also Penetrating (Fine). ‘Virya’ is Cooling & ‘Vipaka’ is Pungent. Flower Buds are most useful.
Bio-Chemically, Clove-Lavang consists of Carbohydrates, Fat, Proteins & Minerals. Other than this, it consists of many important Bio-Organic Chemicals.
Medicinally, Cloves-Syzygium Aromaticum-लौंग is Anti-Pathogenic (Anti-Bacterial-Viral-Pyretic, Blood Purifier…), Stimulates Digestive System (Stimulates Salivary Glands-Saliva Production, Relief from Gastric Issues-Flatulence, Nausea [Even During Pregnancy], Carminative-Improves Peristalsis…Including Anorexia), Respiratory System (Chronic Cough), Bone health (Arthritis, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain, Antispasmodic…), Stimulates Liver & Kidney Functions, Oral Health (Dental Problems, Bad Breath…), Skin Health (Acne, Dark Circles, Hair Growth, Cleans/Heals Wounds…), Nervous System (Neural Disorders-Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression…), Reproductive System Health (Aphrodisiac, Galactagogue, Purifies Breast Milk …)… Use the Hand Ground Ones more often in your Meals Preparation!
Few Medicinal Benefits of Cloves-Syzygium Aromaticum-लौंग:
- Digestive Functions:
- 1/4th teaspoon of Dried-Roasted-Powdered Clove mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of Honey twice a day, one hour before food,
- Drop of clove oil may be added to pickles or meals preparation,
- Morning Sickness: A Pinch of Clove Powder, with a teaspoon of Honey,
- Respiratory Health:
- Acute cough, Bronchitis, Sinusitis: Make a mixture of 1/4th Tsp of Dried-Roasted-Powdered Clove & a Tsp of Liquorice Powder; Mix it up with 2-3 Tsp of pure Honey & have it Twice a Day,
- Sore Throat: Add few drops of clove oil to nebuliser or steamer; Gargle with Cloves Decoction or with few drops of clove oil added to a cup of warm water,
- Oral Health:
- Toothache: Apply few drops of clove oil to a cotton stub, keep it between molars till pain subsides, or
- Bad Breath: Gargle with Cloves Decoction or with “few drops added to a cup of warm water”,
- Body Aches-Inflammation:
- Joint Pains, Sprains (Including Headaches-Migraines): Apply Clove Oil (Mixed with a Pinch or two of Black Salt) Topically on Affected Areas,
- Earaches: Warm few drops of the mixture of Clove Oil & (Preferably) Black Sesame Oil (or just Mustard Oil-Unprocessed-Filtered), Put a drop or two of this mixture to each ear Twice-Thrice/Day,
- Put a drop or two of clove oil to vegetables-pulses etc.,
- Skin Health:
- Apply paste directly on Eye Stye (Best would be to add some Honey to clove powder or oil),
- Baldness: Mix 5-10 drops to 5-10 Tsp of Coconut Oil & apply it on bald areas of your scalp (This mixture is also great for a Thick Hair Growth),
- Acne-Pimples: Make a Facial Mask comprising of 1/4th Tsp Clove Oil, 3-4 Times each of Aloe Vera Gel & Honey, Let it dry it up for an hour or so, wash it up with cold water,
- Warts: Use cotton swab to apply clove oil (mixed with equal amounts of H2O2) to the warts many a times a day. The warts should dry & shrink up fast,
- Erectile Dysfunction:
- Apply it on the respective part, obviously along with lot of Lifestyle Changes,
- Insect Repellent: Put few drops all round your bed sheet.
Contra-Indication: Best avoided (including oil or else in controlled-minimal quantities) during Pregnancy & Lactation; Do not put to eyes or other mucous linings; Keep away from kids; In excess may vitiate Pitta Dosha (leading to severe Blood Sugar Drop); Make sure not to get your eyes anywhere near your eyes…
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