Blacks and Health: The Natural Way to Heal #9 « diaryofanegress

Cloves

Is there anyone who doesn’t like the scent of dried cloves? Indigenous to Africa, the spicy, sweet buds have been used for hundreds of years as a nutritional spice for food, a preservative for meats and a remedy for a variety of health concerns.

For over 2,000 years, both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine have adopted our extensive use of clove flowers and clove essential oils. Arabic traders brought the buds to Europe in 4th century A.D., and in the seventh century, Europeans adopted our traditional medicines and cloves became wildly popular.

Cloves are high in many minerals including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, potassium and vitamins C , K and A. They are also extremely rich in manganese and dietary fiber. The main chemical component responsible for clove’s powerful analgesic, anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, as well as its distinctive aromatic smell, is a substance called eugenol. Did you know that our ancestors used this essential oil for easing pain during surgical and dental procedures?

What are some of the things Cloves aid/ fight: 

Indigestion

Stress

Parasitic infections

An aphrodisiac for low sex drive

Toothaches

Headaches, when made into a tea

Cleans your blood

Bad breath

Acne

Dandruff

Cancer prevention, when made into a tea

Anxiety

Insomnia

Depression

Jah gave us the world’s first antiseptic with this aromatic bud! Please drink up to purify your body from the toxins of today’s cancer-laden foods.

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