IntroductionClove is a very important spice in the everyday kitchen. Cloves are one of the spices belonging to the category of "garam masala". The other spices belonging to this category are cardamom, cumin, bay leaves, mace, cinnamon and pepper. Cloves can also be used in powder form in the dishes. Mostly cloves are used in recipes of chicken or mutton. Fish recipes or recipes involving vegetables doesn't require cloves. But the most important use of cloves is in biriyani or fried rice. Can you imagine mutton biriyani without black cardamom or cloves? Now someone might think that it is enough that cloves are good for cooking, why bother about its health benefits? It is helpful to know about the medicinal benefits of cloves, as you might be suffering through a problem, whose solution lies in cloves. You never know and to know you would have to read on.
Few important factsHere are few biological and non biological facts about cloves. Cloves are basically the bud area of their flowers. When the flower bud is pink that is, when it has not even bloomed properly and that pink bud is kept in the factory. In the factory they are artificially dried and we get the brown cloves. If you closely look into the brown clove, you will see the bud like structure with the middle portion swollen and the wing like structures all around the middle portion. This spice is hugely found in India due to its culinary importance, especially in portions of south India. It is in fact, exported from south India to other parts of the world. This spice is also cultivated in Sri Lanka, mainly because of its medicinal value. Speaking of medicinal values let us discuss the medicinal benefits of cloves.
Medicinal values of Cloves
ConclusionWhen you cooked a chicken biriyani at home, due you ever think that the clove you are using in it would have so many health benefits? Well, now you know. In fact, you can try cloves to drive away mosquitoes. DO tell me how quick you got rid of the mosquitoes after using cloves. Also find out about the little known health benefits of peppers.
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