The clove tree is an evergreen that grows up to 8–12 m tall, with large leaves and crimson flowers grouped in terminal clusters. The flower buds initially have a pale hue, gradually turn green, then transition to a bright red when ready for harvest.
English : Cloves
Tamil : Grambu / Lavangam / Kiraambu
Malayalam : Karayaamboovu / Grambu
Telugu : Lavangam / Lavangalu
Kannada : Lavanga / Lavangapattai
Hindi : Lavang / Laung
Bengali : Labango / Lawang
Gujarati : Laving / Lavang
Konkani : Grambu / Lovang / Longan
Marathi : Luvanga / Laung
Oriya : Labanga
Punjabi : Long / Lavang / Laung
Kashmiri : Ruang
Urudu : Laung
This versatile spice is mostly used to season pot roasts, to add flavor to hot beverages, and for bringing spicy warmth to cookies and cakes.
In addition to important vitamins and minerals, cloves are high in antioxidants
Cloves are rich in antioxidants, including eugenol, which help to reduce oxidative stress.
studies reveals that the compounds in cloves can reduce cancer cell growth and promotes cancer cell death.
Cloves exhibits antimicrobial properties, they can help stop the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria including E. coli, which is a strain of bacteria that can cause food poisoning
The antibacterial properties of cloves can even help promote oral health and stop the growth of two major types of bacteria that contributes to gum disease
Overall, clove became an inevitable spice in our kitchen nowadays.