The flower buds of the clove trees are called cloves. This versatile spice is found in both whole and ground forms and is mainly used for seasoning pot roasts, adding flavor to hot beverages, and bringing spicy warmth to cakes and cookies. It is also one of the staple spices in Indian cuisines. While there are most widely known as sweet and aromatic spices, cloves are also used for making many traditional medicines. Even studies have also shown that cloves can provide a human as well as an animal body with many health benefits.
There are many ways in which cloves can be used, either for cooking purposes or for medicinal purposes. Let’s know how cloves can improve your health by understanding more about the health benefits that they provide.
1. Proper nutrient content
Nutrients play one of the most important roles in the process of growth of a body. Making sure that your body receives the apt amount of important nutrients is very essential for its growth and betterment. Cloves provide many such nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This makes using whole or ground clove in your food items a little more logical than just adding it for its taste. Clove consists of manganese the most and hence, is a rich source of manganese.
2. Antioxidant supply
Other than vitamins and minerals, cloves are also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants act as a stress reliever in the body and thus, reduce the development of chronic diseases. A compound called eugenol has also consisted of it and this compound is seen to act as a natural antioxidant. Adding cloves along with the other antioxidant-rich food sources in your meal can help you achieve a better health status over time. In many studies, eugenol has shown five times more effective than vitamin E.
3. Protect against bacteria
Cloves have shown in various studies that they have antimicrobial properties which allows them to help the body in stopping the growth of harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria. Along with that, their antimicrobial properties have also been shown to help in promoting the oral health of a body. One of the test-tube studies conducted on cloves showed that its essential oil can kill three types of food-poisoning bacteria, including E.coli.
4. Maintain Blood Sugar
Many researchers have concluded that the compounds found in cloves can help the human body in regulating its blood sugar levels to keep it under control. Cloves, when introduced in the subjects, showed an increase in the release of insulin. Insulin helps in keeping the blood sugar under control. The proper release of insulin results in the diabetes patient’s blood sugar levels getting back to normal.
No matter how you consume cloves, whether in whole or in ground form, it will always provide some health benefits to your body. The benefits that are stated above are just some of them. Srikanth Industries provides the best quality clove that is packed with nutrients and freshness.