Scientific Name : Eugenia Caryophyllus
Growth Needs : Hot Tropical Climate
Parts Used : Unexpanded Flower Buds
Clove trees begin to bear flowers 7 to 8 years after planting. Flower buds are carefully hand picked when they turn from green to pink. The buds are then allowed to dry for 4 to 5 days till they become crisp and dark brown in color.
Aromatic oils of cloves have a stimulant and irritant effect. It increases the blood circulation and slightly raises the temperature. Digestion of food is improved and the food values are better utilized. Anesthetic effect of the oil relieves pain.