We dry this clove flower bud in the sun to make it become
brown and hard, and thus make it a spice with a spicy and hot flavor.
Used in Asia for more than 2000 years for its medicinal
and culinary virtues, cloves have become as famous as pepper since their arrival in Europe in the Middle Ages.
95% of global clove production goes to making
Indonesian cigarettes, despite its popularity as a spice
The fact that the clove tree is fragile and its fruits are only harvested from
its eighth year of existence and that it rarely reaches flowering,
because the flower buds are harvested before the appearance of the petals, partly explains this situation.
Growers then harvest the flower buds and dry them until they turn brown.
Against stomach ache
By infusing 4 or 5 cloves in a large cup of
boiling water for about ten minutes, you can obtain a useful drink to combat various digestive problems,
particularly stomach aches and bloating.
This clove infusion is easy to prepare and can be
consumed regularly to relieve digestive disorders.
Against bad breath
If you happen to have a bad odor in your mouth after meals, sucking on a clove may help.