Dried flower buds resembling nails makes up cloves. With an extremely strong, pungent, and aromatic nature, they come whole or ground up. It’s a warming stimulant that stimulates the digestive system. Internally, it benefits conditions such as gastroenteritis and nausea, gastric upsets, and impotence. Externally, the whole clove is beneficial for temporarily relieving toothache pain.
PROPERTIES: alterative, anthelmintic, antibacterial, anticatarrh, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, expectorant, hemostat
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