Today’s health tip: Benefits of Clove

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Cloves are low in calories and provide some fiber, manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C.

Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol and vitamin C, both of which can help reduce oxidative stress.

Ground cloves are traditionally applied to minor cuts for healing purposes.

Clove tea is a popular warm beverage to relieve congestion. Clove oil helps relieve headaches, flatulence, as well as reduce stretch marks.

Certain bioactive compounds isolated from clove extracts include flavonoids, hexane, methylene chloride, ethanol, thymol, eugenol, and benzene. 

Cloves improve digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes

The oleanolic acid present in cloves causes antitumor activity and another study showed that eugenol found in cloves has anticancer potential against cervical cancer. 

Hydro-alcoholic extracts of cloves include phenolic compounds such as eugenol and its derivatives, such as flavones, isoflavones, and flavonoids.

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