For so many years, cloves have been an important ingredient that adds flavour to hot drinks, and used to spice certain foods such as ginger bread. In as much as we enjoy it in certain foods, we never thought about its medicinal use. I have spent sometime researching online on the health benefits of cloves, and these may surprise you.
SOME HEALTH IMPORTANCE OF CLOVES
Listed below are some of the health benefits of cloves
Fight Against Infection
Although not so many research has been done in this regard, cloves produce a chemical known as eugenol which may reduce pain, and helps in the fight against bacteria and fungus. So it can be said to have antibacterial, antifungal, anti inflamatory properties.
May fight against cancer
The eugenol from cloves has been found to help in reducing the growth of cancers and tumors.
Can Be Used in Diabetes
A compound called nigericin found in cloves may help in the regulation of blood glucose by enhancing the uptake of sugars by the body cells as well as regulating insulin secretion.
May fight against cancer
The eugenol from cloves may also reduce the growth of cancer cells and tumors.
May act as an Antioxidants
Cloves may rid the body of antioxidants which may lead to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Magnesium promotes good brain development and helps the body in the production of healthy bones.
Rich in nutrients
Cloves contains vitamins, magnesium, fibre.
Fibre helps improves bowel motility there by preventing constipation. Cloves is rich in vitamin K which help in blood clotting as well as regulates blood calcium levels. Ma
In summary, the health benefits of cloves are enormous, which includes; fighting infections, reducing the growth of cancers, reducing blood glucose, and antioxidative properties. I will recommend the use of cloves to everyone because of its nutritional and health benefits.
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