Clove is a type of herb. Oils, dried flower buds, leaves, and stems are used to make medicine. Clove is used as an expectorant and for stomach upset. Expectorants make coughing up phlegm easier. Clove oil is used to treat diarrhea, hernias, and halitosis. Clove and clove oil treat gas, nausea, and vomiting in the intestines. Cloves are a spicy spice used in savory dishes, desserts, and drinks. Meat, sauces, and rice dishes all benefit from adding whole or ground cloves.
Cloves were once considered one of the most valuable spices in the world. Cloves are the clove tree’s dried blossoms. Cloves originated in the Spice Islands near China and expanded throughout Europe and Asia as a significant feature of local cuisine throughout the late Middle Ages. Today, cloves are still a popular spice, adding a unique flavor to various meals.
Cloves can be ground or used whole. People use whole cloves in recipes and ground cloves in spice mixes to add depth and flavor to dishes.