Clove is an herb with many powerful health benefits. One of the reasons for the impressive resume of health boosts is because clove contains eugenol, which is one of the most potent germicidal compounds known to man.
Clove comes from a tropical tree called Syzygium aromaticum, typically grown hundreds of feet above sea level in countries like India, Indonesia, and Malaysia (Kamatou). The part of the clove most commonly used is the dried flower bud, harvested 4-5 years after the tree is planted, but the leaves and stems can also be used. Clove has a number of minerals, like iron, magnesium, potassium, and more, which are all important for optimal health and wellbeing. (Cortes)
You may have heard of clove being useful for oral ailments, like naturally numbing a toothache, for example, but it is a potent herb for fighting parasites, as well. Clove is especially effective against nearly all types of parasite eggs, which helps break the parasitic life-cycle and prevents further infection. Additionally, clove’s antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties make it one of the most potent, broad-spectrum herbs in natural medicine. (Natural News)
People use clove to treat anything from scabies to parasitic larvae to staph infections to malaria. It pairs well with other herbs, like neem, vidanga, wormwood, mimosa pudica, and black walnut, for a complete parasite cleanse. It’s a key player in Para 2, our anti-parasite support supplement.
In Ayurvedic medicine, cloves are used therapeutically and within cooking, for their benefits like enhanced circulation and improved digestive issues, bloating, and gas.
Clove contains caryophyllene, which is a spicy terpene also found in rosemary, black pepper, and cannabis. Caryophyllene has been shown in studies to be effective against bacterial infections, parasites, fungi, and overall inflammation. It significantly reduced the parasitic burden when used on infected mice, showing great promise for transfer of beneficial properties to human subjects, as well.