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Cloves, whole

Syzygium aromaticum


Origin: Madagascar

Cloves are aromatic flower buds that come from the Syzygium aromaticum evergreen tree, which is native to Indonesia. Cloves may be used for digestive issues such as nausea and flatulence. It can also be used as a local antiseptic and mild anesthetic, properties that would make it useful in soothing a toothache. In cooking, cloves may be used as a spice by infusing them in boiling water. The spice is used to lend flavor to savory and sweet dishes as well as hot beverages