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Clove

Clove

Scientific name of Clove: Syzygium aromaticum  / Eugenia caryophyllata

Name of Clove in different languages:-

Sanscrit: lavang, devkusum, varij, tikshnapushpa, divyagandha, jalaji, grahanihar

Hindi: Jati

Malayalam: Karayamboo കരയാമ്പൂ, Grampoo

Plant description of Clove:

cloves-GrampooClove is a medium-sized evergreen tree, commonly 10 to 30 m tall, trunk approximate 10 inches in diameter, brown in color, branches semi-erect and numerous. Leaves are green, glaborous, Flowers small, in terminal cymose clusters, bears 3 to 4 stalked flowers at the end, commonly blossoming in September. Fruit is also found in clusters and one-seeded, aromatic. The brown, dried, flower buds are called cloves.

 

 

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong, Elliptic Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

 

Useful plant parts:

 flower.

Medicinal uses:

Pain killer, toothache.

Chemical content:

Eugenol.

Clove is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Cheriya Karpooradi Choornam

Valiya Karpooradi Choornam

Dasamoolarishtam

Khadirarishtam

Karpooradyarishta

Mustharishtam

Chavikasavam

Sudarsanasava

Kurinji Kuzhambu

Arimedadi Thailam

Bala Thailam

Dayal Tailam

Gandha Thailam

Himasagara Tailam

Kurumthottienna

Gandhak Vati

Lavangadi Vati

Sarivadi Vati

Brihat Madhusnuhi Rasayanam

Madana Kameswari Lehyam

Mathala Rasayanam

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