Product Description :
Cloves are the rich brow, dried, unopened flower buds of Syzyium Aromaticum, an evergreen tree in the myrtle family. The name “clove” comes from the French word “clou” meaning nail.
clove show a strong aromatic and very intensive fragrance and have a fiery burning taste. The content of essential oil in cloves of good quality may exceed 15%. The oil itself is dominated by eugenol (70 to 85%), eugenol acetate (15%) and beta-caryophyllene (5 to 12%), which together make up 99% of the oil.
Clove stems are the twig extensions on which the clove buds are found Normally, the stems are separated from the flower buds during the drying and sorting process. Clove stems are however, rich in oil(5-8%) and are preferred by essential oil extractors as a cheaper source to obtain clove oil.
Many spice mixtures contain cloves. They form an essential part in the Chinese five spice powder, frequently appearing in curry powders determining the character of the Mughal variant of garam masala and area component of the Arabic baharat. Mixtures from Africa containing clove are Maroccan ras el hanout, Tunisian galat dagga and Ethiopian berebere. A well-known European spice mixture depending on cloves is the French quatre epices.
Ground Cloves add spicy depth to gingerbread,cookies,muffins,cakes,and other sweets. They are a secret ingredient in barbecue and cocktail sauces.
In Indonesia, cloves are used to aromatize cigarettes and the demand for such cigarettes is so large that occasionally the country has to resort to import of cloves during the off-season period to cater to local demand.
Cloves are also useful to treat coughs and other respiratory disorders. Cloves improve breath and is a popular remedy for sore throats and headaches. Cloves are also administered to relief nausea and vomiting, to correct flatulence and to excite languid digestion. the oil is used as local analgesic for dentin hypersensitivity and cavities.