Since the late Middle Ages, cloves have garnished, flavored and preserved food. It has long been a sought-after spice from Indonesia, and the flower buds on this tropical evergreen tree are what hold the flavor-packed, pungent spice.
However, cloves hold much more than their characteristic Christmassy smell and taste. Clove was found to exhibit antimicrobial, larvicidal, antiviral, anesthetic, insecticidal, antioxidative and free-radical-scavenging activities in a 2021 study published in Plant Archives. Clove also has a vast array of antimicrobial benefits, so it can be useful for patients with bacterial overgrowth, viral infections, and Lyme.
Some studies have explored using clove as an alternative to antibiotics. The administration of cloves displayed synergistic modulation effects on immunity and gut health, which would be a welcome alternative to antibiotics that are generally hard on the stomach’s microbiome. Clove has been shown to improve microbiota composition and enhance immunity in various studies, along with high antioxidant and antimicrobial activity and polyphenolic compound content.
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- Muzolf-Panek M, Kaczmarek A, Tomaszewska-Gras J, Cegielską-Radziejewska R, Majcher M. Oxidative and microbiological stability of raw ground pork during chilled storage as affected by Plant extracts. International Journal of Food Properties. Taylor & Francis Online. Published February 21, 2019; 22(1):111-129. https://doi.org/10.1080/10942912.2019.1579834. Accessed January 18, 2022.
- Gole M, Manwar SJ, Chaudhary SP, Kawitkar SV, Khose KK. The impact of feeding clove essential oils and organic acids on immunity, gut health and economics of broiler production. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. Published 2020; 9(3):1417-1422. https://www.phytojournal.com/archives/2020/vol9issue3/PartW/9-3-148-545.pdf. Accessed January 18, 2022.
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