Plant cloves (Eugenia aromaticum) is native to Indonesia, comes from the Moluccas. This plant thrives in mountainous areas and lowlands were a lot of rainfall. Cloves are used, among others, as a food flavoring spices and a mixture of clove cigarettes kretek.Daerah producer in Indonesia is Aceh, West Sumatra, Lampung, Central Java, North Sulawesi, and Maluku.
Clove tree is an annual plant that can grow to 10-20 m tall, oval-shaped leaves have a flowering shoots. Stalk fruit at first green, and red if the flowers are blooming. Clove will be harvested when it reaches 1.5-2 cm long.
Clove Syzygium aromaticum or Eugenia aromaticum. Indonesia's native plants belong to the plant family Myrtaceae in order Myrtales.
Of Plant cloves (Eugenia aromaticum) can also be made of clove oil, clove oil is made from the dried flower buds used for drugs such dijadika toothache remedy and cure flatulence.
benefits of cloves
The chemistry and pharmacological effects of clove is warm, it feels sharp, aromatic, berhasiat as a stimulant (stimulant), antiseptic, laxative fart (icarminative), local anesthetic, relieve colic, and cough medicine. The chemical content of the cloves are carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, fat, protein, and eugenol.
Clove oil has benefits in addition as fragrances and flavor of the food providers, as well as antibacterial and antifungal. Clove is one of the plants that contain essential oils, which the clove essential oil content is higher than Kenanga flower essential oil content.
Clove oil is one of the essential oils are pretty much produced in Indonesia by water and steam distillation. Clove oil in the form of clear liquid until yellowish, has a spicy taste, loud, and smelled the aroma of cloves. The color will change to brown or purple color when it comes in contact with iron or due to storage.
Distinctive clove scent produced by compounds eugenol, which is the main compound (72-90%) constituent of clove essential oil. Eugenol has antiseptic and anesthetic (anesthetic). In addition to eugenol, clove essential oil also contains compounds acetyl eugenol, beta-caryophyllene, and vanillin.
There is also the content of tannins, galotanat acid, methyl salicylate (a substance pain relievers), krategolat acid, a variety of flavonoids (ie eugenin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and eugenitin), various triterpenoid compounds (ie oleanolat acid, stigmasterol, and kampesterol), and contains various sesquiterpene compounds.
In international trade, clove oil is divided into three sections based on its source, namely clove oil (clove leaf oil), clove stem oil (clove stem oil), clove oil (clove bud oil).
As traditional medicine has efficacy overcome clove toothache, sinusitis, nausea and vomiting, bloating, colds, headaches, stomach ulcers, cough, delayed menstruation, rheumatism, measles, and others.
How to capitalize cloves drugs:
Addressing a toothache.
Untreated cavities plugged with cotton that has been dripped with clove oil.
Can also 9 points cloves roasted until tender, then ground smooth, put in cavities sufficiently, then covered with cotton. Do it twice a day.
Eliminating bad breath.
9 points cloves washed and brewed with 200 cc of hot water, let stand for five minutes. Then, filtered and the water used to rinse out his mouth, do every day on a regular basis.
Cloves sufficiently dried, ground to a powder, then blown into the nose with a straw with sufficient size.
As a remedy nausea.
9 grains of cloves, 20 grams of tamarind and palm sugar to taste boiled with 400 cc of water until the remaining 200 cc. Then the filtered potion and drink while warm to two times a day, every time you drink as much as 100 cc.
9 points cloves brewed with hot water and drunk as tea. Alternatively, 5 to 10 grains of cloves put on a pear and are covered by perforated aluminum foil paper and burned until cooked. Once cooked, cloves removed and pirnya eaten.
Medicine for colds.
9 drops of oil of cloves brewed with 50 cc of hot water, add honey to taste, stirring until evenly distributed and drunk while warm. Apply 2 to 3 times a day.
7 grains of cloves, cinnamon 7 grams, 7 grams of nutmeg, pepper and 7 grain mashed up into a powder and brewed with 100 cc of hot water, then drink.
7 grains of cloves, cinnamon 7 grams, 7 grams of nutmeg, and 7 grains of cardamom, mandarin orange peel 15 grams, 150 grams of radish, pumpkin machete taste, boiled with 1000 cc of hot water and then drunk.
9 points cloves, 9 pieces of betel leaf, 5 leaves tread liman, 3 grains of cardamom, cinnamon 2 fingers and palm sugar to taste boiled with 800 cc of water until the remaining 400 cc, filtered and taken 2 times a day, every time you drink as much as 200 cc.