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AYURVEDIC MEAL PLANNING

Clove: Ayurvedic Benefits and Uses

A bowl of dried cloves surrounded by a scattering of cloves.

The clove is the dried unopened flower bud from an evergreen tree. The clove has been used in India and other parts of Asia for many centuries.

Cloves in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic benefits of cloves

In Ayurveda, cloves are considered to enhance circulation, digestion, and metabolism and help counter stomach disorders such as gas, bloating, and nausea. The essential oil of clove is used as an ingredient in oral hygiene products to promote tooth health and freshen the breath.

The clove contributes to the pungent and astringent tastes. Cloves help pacify Vata and Kapha and increase Pitta.

Ayurvedic uses of cloves

Cloves are used both whole and ground in Ayurvedic cooking. Whole cloves sautéed in ghee with other spices such as cinnamon, bay leaves and peppercorns enhance the flavor of rice and pilafs

Cloves are an essential ingredient in curry powders and combine well with other Ayurvedic spices such as

 

Discover how to use cloves in Ayurvedic cooking on our Recipes blog.



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