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Related to eugenia caryophyllata: clove tree
Strongly flavored common spice that adds flavor to many dishes is also a parasite killer and considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures. Clove oil is used to stop bleeding, reduce inflammation, relieve pain. Cloves are actually the dried flower buds of a tree originating from southern Asia. Clove is an ant repeller. Helps build stomach acid, helps digestion, increases peristaltic action in intestine. Disinfectant. Rub on tooth cavity to stop pain. Stimulating and warming, helps people with cold hands and feet. Promotes sweating to relieve fever. Safe for relieving vomiting by pregnant women.
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