Common Names: Ding-Xiang (Chinese Name), Lavanga (Sanskrit Name), Ting-Hsiang (Chinese Name)
Scientific Name: Caryophyllus Aromaticus L., Syzygium Aromaticum L., Myrtaceae, Myrtle Family
Common Uses: Clove oil will stop the pain of a toothache when dropped into a cavity. A few drops of the oil in water will stop vomiting, and clove tea will relieve nausea. Eating cloves is said to be aphrodisiac. It aids digestion, allays flatulence, nausea and/or vomiting, stops hiccoughs, and treats impotence. Used for colds, cough, asthma, hiccough, laryngitis, pharyngitis, low blood pressure. Cloves are mildly aphrodisiac. The volatile oil is a powerful analgesic.
*Warnings: Avoid cloves in cases of hypertension and inflammatory conditions.
Origin: Native to the Spice Islands and the Philippines but also grown in Sumatra, Jamaica, the West Indies, Brazil, and other tropical areas.