Cloves, Whole (Syzygium aromaticum)
Whoever came up with the whole ‘less is more’ saying must have been a fan of cloves. Just one or two added to a recipe or a pot of something hot can make a whirlwind of difference. The medicine of cloves is built right into their species: aromaticum. Aromatic, indeed, and believe it or not, it is those fragrant compounds that give away its other identity as a potent healer. This is the pumpkin pie spice that you want to make sure is always stocked in the medicine cabinet as well as the kitchen.
Do we sound like we’re beating around the berry bush? Wonder why we’re talking plant-personalities instead of what’s good for your aching back? We have to speak in riddles to comply with FDA guidelines. So open another browser – or even a BOOK! – to research physiological usage. We’ll be right here waiting with whatever herbal products you need!
Origin: Sri Lanka