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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cloves wonderful congestion Rx



I like home remedies because it's natural and no side effect as drug.

You may have heard about home remedies for relieving congestion. There are plenty home remedies for cold, flu and congestion. Today I would like to share one of them.



Cloves
Cloves are high in many minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, hydrochloric acid, potassium, and the vitamins C , K and A. They are also extremely rich in manganese and dietary fiber.The main chemical component responsible for cloves powerful analgesic, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects, as well as clove's distinctive aromatic smell, is a substance called eugenol. This plant phenol is often extracted from clove to be used as a natural local antiseptic and analgesic for dentistry and toothache pain.

Cloves have the distinction
of having the highest antioxidant
activity of any food!



Believe it or not, " a tea that contains cloves can help to kick a respiratory infection. “ 

Cloves works as an expectorant, loosening mucus in the throat and esophagus so you can cough up” explains Neil Schachter, MD, a professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. After seeing your own doc (to rule out a bacterial infection), try Dr. Schachter's healing brew:

Combine : 2 cloves, a stick of cinnamon, and 2 crushed cardamom seeds in an infuser; place in a large mug with a black tea bag, Add boiling water and let steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Then sip away your symptom.


Health Benefit of cloves.

Cloves may play a therapeutic role in the following conditions:

  • Powerful germicidal properties:
    Clove is used extensively in
    dental care for relieving toothache, sore gums and oral ulcers. Gargling with clove oil can also aid in soar throat conditions and bad breath.
  • Anti-bacterial:
    An effective aid for food poisoning, clove oil effectively kills many forms of bacterial infections from contaminated foods.
  • Antiseptic:
    Clove oil can be used to reduce infections, wounds, insect bites and stings.
  • Anti-fungal:
    Clove is also effective in reducing fungal infections such as
    athlete's foot.
  • Skin:
    Excellent aid for skin disorders, such as
    acne.
  • General stress reliever:
    Clove oil stimulates the circulatory system, clearing the mind and reducing mental exhaustion and fatigue. It has also been used to aid insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression.
  • Anti-inflammatory:
    Clove oil clears the respiratory passages, acting as an expectorant for treating many upper-respiratory conditions including colds, eye styes, bronchitis, sinus conditions, cough and
    asthma.
  • Blood Purifier:
    Not only purifies the blood, but also aids in stabilizing
    blood sugar levels, and may have benefits for diabetic individuals.
  • General Immune System Booster:
    Clove's antiviral and cleansing properties purify the body, augmenting our resistance to disease.
  • Premature Ejaculation
    Some research has shown that clove may be useful as a aid for premature ejaculation.
  • Indigestion:
    Clove oil offers a powerful action against gas and bloating. It reduces gas pressure in the stomach, aiding in the proper elimination of food and toxins. It also relieves the discomfort of peptic ulcers. Effective for stomach related conditions including nausea, hiccups, motion sickness and vomiting.
  • Cancer Prevention:
    Preliminary studies suggest that clove oil may play a chemo preventative role, particularly in cases of lung, skin and digestive cancers.
  • Cardiovascular Health:
    The active essential oil in clove, eugenol, has been shown to act as a an effective platelet inhibitor, preventing blood clots.
  • Prevention from toxic exposure:
    Studies show that clove oil can prevent toxicity related to exposure to environmental pollution.

Nutrients in Cloves 2 tsp (4.20 grams)

Nutrient
% Daily Value
Manganese
63.00%
Omega-3
7.50%
Vitamin K
7.40%
Fiber
5.70%
Vitamin C
5.60%
Magnesium
2.70%
Calcium
2.70%


1 comment:

  1. I never realized that cloves could be so beneficial in so many ways including a help for premature ejaculation thank you for the information.

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