Clove (Syzygium Aromaticum,)
Indigenous to Indonesia and Madagascar, clove (Eugenia Caryophyllata) can be found in nature as the unopened pink flower buds of the tropical evergreen tree. Clove is the dried bud of the flower from the tree Syzygium aromaticum. It belongs to the plant family of Myrtaceae. The plant is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and subtropical climates. Clove is an herb and people use various parts of the plant, including the dried bud, stems, and leaves to make medicine. Clove oil is also famous for its medicinal properties. Clove has been used for thousands of years in India and China not only as a spice and condiment but also as a medicine for many ailments. Ayurvedic medicining used cloves for tooth decay, halitosis, and bad breath. In Chinese medicine, clove was considered to possess aphrodisiac properties.
Tamil Nadu - Region of Availability