SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (Laung)
- According to the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, the nutrients found in 100 grams of cloves include 65 grams of carbohydrate, 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of total lipids, 2 grams of sugars, 274 kcal of energy and 33 grams of dietary fibers.
- Minerals in cloves include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc. The vitamins found in them include vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, B12, A, E, D, and K.
- This plant has the natural power of improving acne and skin health.
- It also fights candida, provides a good source of antioxidants.
- It is good for the digestive system and ulcer.
- It is a very powerful antibacterial and immune system booster.
- It may help lower blood pressure and boost heart health.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties and protects the liver from oxidation.
- It is used for tooth decay, halitosis, and bad breath.
In India clove grows well in deep black loamy soil of humid tropics and successfully grows in the red soils of midlands of Kerala and in the hilly terrain of Western Ghats in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Other major cultivator countries of clove are Pemba, Zanzibar, Indonasia, Madagascar and some of wild clove varieties are found in Bacan, Ternate, Motir, Tidore, Makian and Western parts of Irian Jaya.