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CLOVES

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Eugenia caryophyllata. N.O. Myrtaceae.

Synonym ► Clavos.

Habitat ► Indigenous to the Molucca Island, cultivated in Zanzibar, Madagascar, Java, Penang.

Features ► Flower buds brown ; nail-shaped, calyx tube encloses ovary containing tiny ovules; four calyx teeth surrounded by unopened corolla consisting of four petals.

Part used ► Flower buds.

Action ► Stimulant, aromatic, carminative.

Combined with more specific remedies in flatulence and other affections of the alimentary tract. Is an excellent carminative to reduce griping action of purgatives. Dose, 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of the infusion.

Coffin holds that Cloves are the most powerful of all the carminatives.

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