Cloves

(Eugenia aromatica) believed to have originated in China but now are found mostly in Southeast Asia. It the unopened flower buds of a tropical evergreen of the myrtle family. The only part of the tree that is used are the flower buds.

The flesh of the clove holds oily compound that is essential to their medicinal profile. They contain an active component called eugenol that shows that it is beneficial for the prevention against environmental toxins. The clove has antiseptic properties and when taken internally is excreted in the kidneys, skin, liver, and bronchi, thereby stimulating and disinfecting them. It is a natural pain reliever and is helpful for tooth pain.

Cloves are often found in baked goods, mulled wine,  and spiced cider. Be careful how much you use the flavor can be overpowering.