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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13 In the eighteenth and nineteenth century--with the gradual spread of the clove tree to other parts of the world--quality considerations begin to emerge more clearly.
In North Sulawesi, many farmers cut their clove trees for firewood.
It is principally employed for agriculture, such as clove trees.
Nusalaut, in 1692-93 the region with the greatest population density, also had the greatest number of clove trees per capita, namely 35.
The beauty of the Dutch gardens in New Amsterdam was reported by an early traveler who cited "white and red roses, stock roses, cornelian roses, eglantine, jenoffelins, gillyflowers, different varieties of fine tulips, crown-imperials, white lilies, anemones, bare-dames, violets, marigolds, summersots, clove trees."
You'll see bright red cocoa pods, huge banana flowers, clove trees, and slender cassava plants (the source of tapioca).
As well as this, a lot of clove trees were cut down upon the recommendation of the Clove Buffer Stock Board (prior to this Board's disbandment last year).