In Europe cloves appeared in the fourth century, when these fragrant buds were brought by Arab merchants. In the VII and VIII centuries it became popular as a preservative for food products. Today this spice can be found on store shelves all around the world, and it is still used not only in cooking.
Like sage and oregano, clove contains concentrated stocks of antioxidants that promote the normal functioning of the immune system, supporting cellular integrity and protecting the body from oxidative damage.
Clove oil is a traditional means for maintaining oral health. You can use it to relieve toothache and inflammation of the gums. Like capsaicin (contained in hot pepper), eugenol suppresses the sensitivity of receptors that react to discomfort, and the calming effect of cloves is due to the beta-cariophyllene contained in it (it acts quickly but not permanently).
The researchers found that eugenol also helps to maintain bone density, reduces bone loss and protects muscles from stretching.
Surely you noticed that in Asian countries the way people get sick and grow older differs from that in European and West countries. Many scientists believe that it happens due to the peculiarities of the kitchen, because it is full of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and other spices. They have antibacterial effect, soothe irritation, maintain immunity, work of the brain, they are rich in antioxidants, and therefore, postpone the aging of the body.
However, you should remember that even the most useful products can become dangerous for your health if you abuse them. In addition, it is worthwhile to carefully approach the choice of quality seasoning. It is very easy to do this: just throw a bud into a glass of water, if it drowns or keeps on the water with a hat upwards, then you have a quality spice rich in essential oils. But if the bud floats horizontally, then all the useful substances have already disappeared.