clove tree


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clove tree

A tropical tree, the buds of which have a high concentration of essential oil containing eugenol and eugenyl acetate; it is analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic and carminative, and has been used to treat abdominal bloating and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).
 
Herbal medicine
Cloves have been used to treat nausea and toothaches.

Chinese medicine
In Chinese medicine, cloves have been used to treat diarrhoea and hernias.
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This expression, meaning "mother-of-cloves," usually refers to the fruits of the clove tree, but Chao Ju-kua, probably misled by the syllable mu, thought of it as a larger type of clove, not as the fruit of the clove tree.
Cloves are the dried flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen tree that grows in tropical climates.