Family Name: Myrtaceae
Botanical Name(s): Eugenia Caryophyllata
Popular Name(s): Eugenia Aromatica, Clavos, Caryophyllus
Parts Used: Undeveloped flowers.
Habitat: Molucca Islands, Southern Philippines.
Description: Clove trees are small, bushy and evergreen, with
shiny, leathery, lance-like leaves. Fragrant, pink-white flowers that
fall on opening and a tuft of yellow stamens are produced in late
summer, followed by purple berries.
Uses: It is used for digestive problems, helping the smooth
muscle lining the digestive tract to relax. Cloves also kill intestinal
parasites and act as an anti-microbial agent against fungi and bacteria.
It has also been suggested that cloves have an antihistamine action as