Idiom of the Day
call in (someone) or call (someone) in
to ask someone for help, to call for special advice
We called in a doctor to look at the patient.
Cloves contain significant amounts of an active component called eugenol, which has been the subject of numerous health studies, including studies on the prevention of toxicity from environmental pollutants such as carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation.
In the United States, eugenol extract from cloves has often been used in dentistry in conjunction with root canal therapy, temporary fillings, and general gum pain, because eugenol and other components such as beta-caryophyllene make cloves a mild anesthetic as well as an anti-bacterial agent. Because of these beneficial effects, clove oil is also found in some over-the-counter sore throat sprays and mouth washes.
The addition of clove extract to diets already high in anti-inflammatory components such as cod liver oil, with its high omega-3 fatty acid content, brings significant added Benefits and, in some studies, further reduces inflammatory symptoms.
Cloves contain a variety of flavonoids, including kaempferol and rhamnetin, which contribute to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.Nutritional Facts
One teaspoon of ground cloves provides 6 calories, 1.2 g carbohydrate, 0.1 g protein, 0.4 g fat, 0.7 g dietary fiber, 11 IU vitamin A, 2 mg vitamin C, 2 mcg folic acid, 22 mg potassium, 5 mg sodium, 2 mg phosphorus, 13 mg calcium, 5 mg magnesium, and 0.6 mg manganese.