Cloves are the dried buds of the clove tree, which is native to islands in the Indian Ocean. The intense scent of the cloves corresponds to the intense antibacterial effect of the cloves.
Cloves have an anaesthetic effect, which is why chewing cloves is known as a home remedy for toothache.
Simply clamp a carnation between the gums of the affected area and the cheek and allow it to take effect for some time. It should also be effective against bad breath.
The clove tree is the medicinal plant of the year 2010.
The essential oils contained in cloves, which account for up to 15 %, are decisive for their smell, taste and effect. They consist mainly of eugenol, eugenol acetate, oleanol acid and β-Caryophyllen.
Origin: India. Controlled quality.
As a digestive spice, in mulled wine, game dishes, red cabbage, desserts, cakes, Christmas cookies. Cloves taste bitter-spicy, hot and very strong.