Cloves are native to Indonesia, is the dried unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree. It has sharp pungent taste and sweetly fragrant aroma.
Cloves are used as a spice in cuisines all over the world. Ground cloves are commonly used in baking & spice blends. It can easily overpower a dish, so only a few need be used. It enhances the flavor of rice & meat dishes, and is a key ingredient in Indian spiced tea.
Ayurvedic healers used cloves to treat respiratory and digestive ailments. Due to its antiseptic properties cloves are used for dental pain & to decrease infection in the teeth toothache.