Applications :

Antioxidant effect

Cloves are rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenols. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals in the body, which are responsible for oxidative stress and can damage cells. Regular consumption of cloves can help boost the immune system and protect the body against chronic diseases.

Source : Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Antiviral Properties of Herbal Materials

Cognitive health

Cloves contain eugenol, an active compound that has been studied for its neuroprotective properties. Preliminary research suggests that eugenol may help protect the brain against oxidative stress and inflammation, thereby helping to improve cognitive health and prevent age-related cognitive decline.

Source : Multi-Targeting Neuroprotective Effects of Syzygium aromaticum

Joint pain

Cloves have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Because of these properties, it can be beneficial for relieving joint pain, particularly that associated with arthritis and joint inflammation. Some people use clove essential oil topically to soothe painful areas.

Source : Investigating Antiarthritic Potential of Nanostructured Clove Oil (Syzygium aromaticum) in FCA-Induced Arthritic Rats: Pharmaceutical Action and Delivery Strategies


Cloves are also a source of vitamin A, which is essential for healthy vision. Vitamin A is necessary for the proper functioning of the retina and can help prevent certain age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration.

Source : Effects of topical and systemic administration of Eugenia caryophyllata buds essential oil on corneal anesthesia and analgesia

Health Oral care

Clove is well-known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It can help prevent mouth infections and combat the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, gingivitis and bad breath. Its use as an ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes can help maintain good oral hygiene.

Source : Syzygium aromaticum L. (Clove): A vital herbal drug used in periodontal disease

Property Antimicrobial

The main active ingredient in cloves is eugenol, which has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It can be used to fight bacterial and fungal infections, and is sometimes used as a natural food preservative.

Source : Antimicrobial potential of toothpaste formulated from extracts of Syzygium aromaticum

Effect Analgesic

Clove is also known for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. When used topically or as an essential oil, it can help relieve muscle and joint pain, as well as toothache. Because of its analgesic properties, it is often used in balms and ointments to relieve local pain.

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Digestion Hepatoxicity

Clove is traditionally used to aid digestion. It stimulates the production of saliva, digestive enzymes and gastric acids, which can make it easier to digest food. It also helps relieve digestive problems such as bloating, flatulence and upset stomach.

Source : Potential Dual Role of Eugenol in Inhibiting Advanced Glycation End Products in Diabetes: Proteomic and Mechanistic Insights

Blood sugar Prediabetes

Studies have shown that cloves can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. These effects are particularly beneficial for people with pre-diabetes, as they can help maintain more stable blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Source : Potential Dual Role of Eugenol in Inhibiting Advanced Glycation End Products in Diabetes: Proteomic and Mechanistic Insights

Fertility Libido

Studies on clove and its phytochemicals reveal contradictory effects on the male and female reproductive systems, as well as infertility. This analysis of 76 articles highlights impacts on sex hormones, fertility, sperm abnormalities, endometriosis, the menstrual cycle, gynaecological infections and reproductive tumours. Further research is needed to confirm its potential benefits on these disorders.

Source : Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry. (clove) on sexual behaviour of normal male rats

Women's health

Clove is often used to relieve menstrual pain and abdominal cramps associated with menstruation. It can also be beneficial in alleviating menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and mood disorders. However, pregnant or breast-feeding women should avoid excessive use of cloves, as this may have adverse effects.

Source : The Effects of Clove and Its Constituents on Reproductive System: a Comprehensive Review

Biocontrol Biopesticides

In addition to its health benefits, cloves are also used as a biocontrol biopesticide in agriculture. Eugenol, its main active compound, has antimicrobial, antifungal and insecticidal properties that can help control crop pests, while being environmentally friendly.

Source : The Extracts of Cinnamon and Clove as Potential Biofungicides against Strawberry Grey Mould

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