Accession Number: pdtdbp00020

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Clove
Alternative Names : Oil of Cloves, Oleum Caryophylli, Eugenia Caryophyllata, Eugenia Aromatica, Caryophyllus Aromaticus, Myrtaceae, கிராம்பு, இலவங்கம்
Scientific Name : Syzygium aromaticum
Medicinal Parts : Spice, Herb
Plant Category : Spice
2° Metabolites (9/17) :
Acetyleugenol, Boron, Calcium, β-Caryophyllene, Chromium, Eugenin, Eugenol, Gallic acid, Iron, Isoeugenol, Kaempferol, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Tannins, Vitamin C
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00168, pdtdbl00170, pdtdbl00171, pdtdbl00142, pdtdbl00081, pdtdbl00169, pdtdbl00063, pdtdbl00064, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :

In Clove oil, dried flower buds, leaves, and stems is used to make medicine.
Clove is used for upset stomach and as an expectorant. Expectorants make it easier to cough up phlegm. Clove oil is used for diarrhea, hernia, and bad breath. Clove and clove oil are used for intestinal gas, nausea, and vomiting.

Clove is applied directly to the gums (used topically) for toothache, for pain control during dental work, and for a complication of tooth extraction called “dry socket.” It is also applied to the skin as a counterirritant for pain and for mouth and throat inflammation. In combination with other ingredients, clove is also applied to the skin as part of a multi-ingredient product used to keep men from reaching orgasm too early (premature ejaculation).

In foods and beverages, clove is used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, clove is used in toothpaste, soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, and cigarettes. Clove cigarettes, also called kreteks, generally contain 60% to 80% tobacco and 20% to 40% ground clove. Eugenol, one of the chemicals in clove, acts like menthol to reduce the harshness of tobacco smoke.

Plant Keywords : Clove, Syzygium aromaticum, Oil of Cloves, Oleum Caryophylli, Eugenia Caryophyllata, Eugenia Aromatica, Caryophyllus Aromaticus, Myrtaceae, கிராம்பு, இலவங்கம்
Plant References :
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clove
  2. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-251-Cloves++CLOVE.aspx?activeIngredientId=251&activeIngredientName=Cloves++(CLOVE)&source=2
Clove

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