Clove or Laung: Know Its Health Benefits


Clove which is also referred as Laung is an aromatic herb native to Indonesia. It has several health benefits as it helps relieve nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, muscle cramps, toothache and various other ailments. Cloves which is also referred as laung in Hindi, Lavangam in Telugu, Kirambu in Tamil, Grambu in Malayalam, Lavangapattai in Kannada, Labango in Bengali, Laving in Gujarati, Lavang in Marathi and Punjabi are a very common type of spices that are extensively used for cooking and several other purposes. Cloves famous for its health benefits and have been traditionally used as a component in preparing remedies for several diseases. Laung oil is an antiseptic and generally used for medical purposes. The buds of clove are picked when they are pink and are dried until they turned brown. Cloves are native to the Moluccas which was also famous as the Spice Islands of Indonesia.


Below are few health Benefits of Clove:-

  • Toothache
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Cough And Breath
  • Seasoning Abilities
  • Sinusitis
  • Morning Sickness
  • Flatulence
  • Cold
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Stress
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Boosts immune system
  • Chemo-preventive properties
  • Conservation Bone
  • Diabetes Control
  • Liver Protection
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Relieve Heartburn
  • Relieve dental problems

Below are few skin benefits of Cloves:-

  • Treats And Removes Acne
  • Cures Blemishes And Scars
  • Antioxidant Properties
  • Treats Rashes, Cuts And Wounds
  • Offers Relief From Anxiety

Below are few hair benefits of Cloves:-

  • Hair Color Refresher
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Prevents Hair Loss

Nutrition value Of Cloves:-

  1. One tablespoon of cloves which is around 6 Gms contains 21 calories with 11 calories coming from fat content.
  2. Fat content is 1 gram which is 2% as per the daily value of consumption for a 2000 calorie intake diet chart.
  3. Cholesterol is 0mg and sodium is about 16mg with dietary fiber contributing 2 grams or 9% of the daily value.
  4. Vitamin A and C are also present in good amounts which are 1% and 9% in DV, with calcium and iron being 4% and 3%.

Below are few Health Side Effects of Eating Cloves:-

It generally takes place in the condition of breast feeding or nursing with lacto-gin.

It generally takes place in the condition of having a history of medical problems such as allergies or hypersensitivity to the cloves.

In the condition of acute, chronic bleeding or you are suffering from any coagulation disorder or the use of anticoagulants.

Like any other herbs and spices, it is mandatory that cloves are consumed in moderation. A large dose of undiluted clove oil can cause toxic effects such as nausea, sore throat, vomiting, sedation, shortness of breath, fluid in the lungs and seizures. All those having problems with kidney, liver and seizures may not consume clove oil at all. It may be very harmful for young children, even with small doses. Children and pregnant women may not use clove oil. If you experience any of these side effects, stop using and consult your physical immediately!

Clove oil:-


Clove or Laung oil which is mainly extracted from the distilled clove buds and are rich in sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C. it is very well known for its antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic,  and stimulating properties. This oil also referred as ‘Laung ka Tel’ in Hindi, ‘Lavangam Nune’ in Telugu, and ‘Kirambu Tailam’ in Tamil respectively.

Clove or laung oil is added to several dental products like mouthwash and toothpaste due to its strong germicidal properties and the presence of the compound eugenol. It helps fight dental pain, mouth ulcers, toothache and sore gums. It would be perfect to call this oil a complete package for dental care!

Moreover, the strong smell of cloves removes bad breath and eases throat pain.

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