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  Clove - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cloves are harvested primarily in Indonesia (Banda Islands, known as the "Spice Islands") and Madagascar; it is also grown in Zanzibar, India, and Sri Lanka.
Cloves are harvested when 1.5-2 cm long, and consist of a long calyx, terminating in four spreading sepals, and four unopened petals which form a small ball in the centre.
Clove essential oil is used in aromatherapy and oil of cloves is widely used to treat toothache in dental emergencies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clove   (590 words)

 Herbs clove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An analysis of clove shows it to consist of carbohydrates moisture, protein, volatile oil, non-volatile ether extract (fat), and crude fibre besides mineral matter, ash insoluble in hydrocloric acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins C and A. Its calorific value is 430.
Cloves are used as a table spice and mixed with chillies, cinnamon, turmeric and other spices in the preparation of curry powder.
Clove oil is used in the manufacture of perfumes, soaps, bath salts and as a flavoring agent in medicine and dentistry.
www.indiangyan.com /books/therapybooks/Herbs_That_Heal/clove.shtml   (698 words)

The clove is native to the North Moluccas, the Spice Islands of Indonesia.
Cloves are said to have a positive effect on stomach ulcers, vomiting, flatulence, and to stimulate the digestive system.
Cloves kill intestinal parasites and exhibits broad anti-microbial properties against fungi and bacteria, thus supporting its traditional use as a treatment for diarrhea, intestinal worms, and other digestive ailments.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/cloves.html   (791 words)

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Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) in the eucalyptus family (Myrtaceae) is a tall evergreen tree with leathery leaves, native to warm climates.
Cloves are approved by the German Commission E for inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat and for topical anesthesia in dentistry.
Clove bud and stem oils are commonly used as a fragrance component in soaps, creams, lotions, detergents, and perfumes.
www.herbalgram.org /products/herbalbodycare?h=Clove   (417 words)

 Clove - Cookbookwiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cloves are used odor a variety of purposes, and it is an ancient spice as well as remedy.
Clove variations tend to all have the same properties, which means whichever variation you have you can still use them for cooking and also for curing toothaches.
A clove is a part of a plant after all, and remains fresh as long as it is growing on the plant.
www.cookbookwiki.com /Clove   (3200 words)

 Clove Cigarettes or Kreteks: CLOVE CONNOISSEUR
Clove cigarettes are imported from Southeast Asia, principally from Indonesia, and are composed of approximately one third shredded cloves and two thirds tobacco.
Clove cigarettes should be suspected as a gateway drug because of their properties and the manner in which they are smoked.
Clove cigarettes are without health benefits, and the health risks of smoking them, in addition to those caused by tobacco, include lung injury in susceptible individuals, bronchospasm in those with a history of asthma or other respiratory diseases, hemoptysis, and the potential for pulmonary aspiration.
members.aol.com /beatnik/cloves/main.htm   (4672 words)

 Herbs and Spices, Clove, Gardening
Cloves are the dried, unopened flower buds of the evergreen clove tree.
Clove oil, obtained by distillation, is widely used in synthetic vanilla and other flavorings as well as in perfumes.
Clove prefers partial shade and a cooler climate with well distributed rainfall which is ideal for flowering.
www.webindia123.com /garden/herb_spi/clove.htm   (773 words)

 AllRefer.com - clove, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
clove, name for a small evergreen tree (Syzygium aromaticum or Eugenia caryophyllata) of the family Myrtaceae (myrtle family) and for its unopened flower bud, an important spice.
Clove oil, obtained by distillation, is widely used in synthetic vanilla and other flavorings as well as in perfumes; it is often considered medicinal and antiseptic.
Clove is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Myrtales, family Myrtaceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/clove.html   (273 words)

 Clove oil (Syzygium aromaticum) - information on the origin, source, extraction method, chemical composition, ...
Although clove oil is a very potent oil that should be used with great care in aromatherapy, it does have wonderful properties - from stimulating the mind and lifting depression, to aiding digestion, relieving pain in arthritis and rheumatism, easing respiratory problems and assisting leg ulcers.
Clove oil has a warm, strong, spicy smell and the oil is colorless to pale yellow with a medium to watery viscosity.
Clove oil can be used in a blended massage oil to assist with diarrhea, bronchitis, chills, colds, muscular numbness, spasms, rheumatism and arthritis.
www.essentialoils.co.za /essential-oils/clove.htm   (871 words)

 Chapter 9: Crop Plants and Exotic Plants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The clove tree produces flower buds that when harvested and dried become the cloves of commerce, which are used primarily as food spices.
Clove oil, distilled from the plant, is used in perfumes, medicines, artificial vanillin, dentifrices, and other ways.
The clove tree, although related to the eucalyptus and some other large trees, is relatively small, 12 to 20 feet or, rarely, to 40 feet tall.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap9/clove.html   (545 words)

 Clove hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The clove hitch is a type of knot.
It is one of a number of knots known as binding knots.
To tie a clove hitch, first place a loop around the pole, with the working end of the rope on top.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clove_hitch   (265 words)

 Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove is derived from the tree Syzgium aromaticum.
Clove bud essential oil is an effective agent for minor pains and aches (particular dental pain), and is helpful when battling flus and colds.
Cloves and nutmeg were among the most precious of items of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries, and they were worth more than their weight in gold.
www.aroma-pure.com /clovebud.htm   (264 words)

 Clove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The handsome clove tree is a pyramidal broad-leaved evergreen that may reach a height of 30 to 40 feet.
The herbal literature of many lands recommends clove tea, made by steeping the buds in boiling water, to cure nausea and to rid the stomach and intestines of gas.
Cloves may be used as a spice in foods or in teas by putting some cloves into a cup with roiling water and infusing them for 10 minutes.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_cloves.htm   (993 words)

 Clove oil: an 'eco-friendly' alternative to cyanide use in the live reef fish industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Clove oil, distilled from the crushed stems, buds and leaves of the clove tree Eugenia caryophyllata, has been used for centuries as a topical anaesthetic for humans in Indonesia (Soto and Burhanuddin, 1995).
Obviously, before clove oil can be promoted for widespread use, it would need to be tested thoroughly for its effects (both with and without ethanol) on corals and other invertebrates, preferably in both the field and in a laboratory setting.
Clove oil use during handling could significantly reduce cage mortality of live reef fish (still a problem in Indonesia), and is much cheaper than alternatives such as MS-222.
www.spc.org.nc /coastfish/News/lrf/5/1Clove.htm   (2235 words)

Clove is the common name for the tropical tree, Syzygium aromaticum, of the family Myrtaceae.
The clove tree is native to North Moluccas (Indonesia) It was replanted to several other islands by the Dutch and later introduced to Zanzibar and Madagascar.
Cloves are said to have antisceptic properties and are used as a preservative in pickles among other things.
www.oller.net /clove.htm   (138 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Clove
Cloves can be used whole as a dried bud or they can be ground into a powder and added to a variety of sweet or savory dishes.
Cloves are commonly used to flavor baked hams, to be inserted into oranges for holiday celebrations, and to add a seasoned flavor to cookies, meats, curries, sauces, and a variety of other foods.
Cloves will begin to loose their strong flavor when stored longer than the 1 year as a whole clove or 3 months as a ground powder.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33178&catitemid=   (263 words)

 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Clove (Eugenia aromatica) and Clove Oil (Eugenol)
Clove is sometimes added to tobacco in cigarettes, and clove cigarettes ("kreteks") typically contain 60% tobacco and 40% ground cloves.
Some sources recommend that clove oil should not be used in concentrations higher than 0.06%, and that the daily dose of eugenol, a component of clove, should not be higher than 2.5 milligrams for each kilogram of body weight.
However, when clove is taken by mouth in large doses, in its undiluted oil form, or used in clove cigarettes, side effects may occur including vomiting, sore throat, seizure, sedation, difficulty breathing, fluid in the lungs, vomiting of blood, blood disorders, kidney failure, and liver damage or failure.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-clove.html   (2175 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Cloves - Herb Profile and Information
Cloves contain a large amount of essential oil which is much used in medicine.
Clove stalks are some times imported, and are said to be strongerand more pungent even than the Cloves.
Clove trees absorb an enormous amount of moisture, and if placed near water their weight is visibly increased after a few hours; dishonest dealers often make use of this knowledge in their dealings, and the powdered stems are often sold as pure powdered Cloves.
botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/c/cloves76.html   (532 words)

The first references to cloves are found in Oriental literature of the Han period in China, under the name “tongue spice.” Courtiers were required to hold cloves in their mouths while addressing the emperor during the Han dynasty, to sweeten their breath.
Clove cultivation was almost entirely confined to Indonesia, but in the early 17th century the Dutch eradicated the cloves on all islands except Amboina and Ternate in order to create scarcity to sustain high prices.
Cloves aid in digestion by stimulating circulation as well as flavouring food, and are the most stimulating and carminative of all aromatics.
fairies.forthedead.net /flash/clove   (424 words)

 Clove, India
Clove is very aromatic, has a fine flavor and imparts warming qualities.
Traditional Ethnic Uses: Cloves are used whole in studding, in pickling fruits, spicy sweets, syrups and in stew and meat gravies.
Adulteration -> Cloves are sometimes adulterated headless cloves and clove stems which are obtained as ‘refuse’ while separation the flower stalks in the cluster.
www.plantexagro.com /clove.html   (343 words)

 clove - [Medication]
Do not use clove without first talking to your doctor if you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, or if you are taking any medicines to prevent or treat a blood clotting disorder.
Clove has also been used for the common cold, cough, and inflammation of the mouth or throat.
The amount of clove customarily used in foods is not reported to be problematic.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/multum/d04468a1.htm   (1319 words)

 Clove Oil 2oz - health-marketplace.com
Clove Bud - when used in very small amounts - is a valuable addition to many Aromatherapy blends, adding warmth, spice and inspiration.
This tradition somewhat continues in various northern European countries, where red wine is steeped with various spices, among them clove and cinnamon, for the popular "Gluhwein" (translate this as "glowing wine", which probably refers to the red cheeks it creates when consumed).
Clove is GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.
www.health-marketplace.com /Clove-Oil.htm   (213 words)

 Clove Oil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cloves are the dried flower buds of the clove tree, native to the Molucca Islands of Indonesia.
When they are completely dried, these cloves resemble small, dark-brown nails; indeed, the word clove is derived from the Latin word clavus, or nail.
Cloves have been treasured for more than 2,000 years in Asian countries, as both a spice and a remedy.
belladonna.hypermart.net /Aromatherapedia/clove.htm   (440 words)

 Being Careful with Clove Oil
Clove oil causing irritation and dermatitis is not new to those trained in Aromatherapy.
The buds of cloves also produce a good amount of oil but not surpassingly can only be harvested at a limited, certain time of the year.
Clove oil should always be heavily diluted but when products are imported from countries that do not mandate product labels, you have no way of knowing what you are really getting.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/aromatherapy/55391   (455 words)

 Kretek: The Culture and Heritage of Indonesia's Clove Cigarettes - Mark Hanusz - Equinox Publishing
Carried on the warm breezes of a sultry tropic night, the scent of kretek —; Indonesia's indigenous clove cigarette —; is the aromatic soul of a nation, the fragrant embodiment of all things Indonesian.
Clove cigarettes are so popular in Indonesia that only one smoker out of 10 prefers standard cigarettes, known here as whites.
In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, it was the cloves of the Moluccas and the nutmeg of the Banda islands —; worth more than their weight in gold —; that drew European explorers and colonists into the South Seas.
www.equinoxpublishing.com /kretek   (2945 words)

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