Another ingredient I always like to add to my tea and rice. If you are a singer or a speaker, it is an elixir for your throat. This reminds me of one of my performances during college. I had committed to sing a song for our annual fest and on the final day my throat was completely chocked. It might be because of the huge crowd I was going to face or the non-stop practice I was burdening it with, but it just shut down.
Thankfully, I crossed one of my friends, a professional singer during that afternoon. She advised me to put cloves in my mouth and keep it for a long while. I delivered the entire thing without any problem. Some of my friends would know it today if they read this. Cloves are awesome!
Cloves grow in many parts of Asia and are actually flower buds. They have a strong flavor and are added to main course as well as desserts in multiple cuisines. Cloves are used in Ayurveda to treat teeth related ailments. Keeping it in the mouth or the affected tooth also helps in toothache.
Interestingly, they are also used as ant repellants.
Cloves are known to be hot. People with respiratory problems or regular cough and cold can benefit from it. They improve digestion and are also used as antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and also as analgesic. They are also good anti-oxidizing agents. They are rich in minerals and also have omega 3 fatty acids.
The best way to consume them is raw. Just keep it in the mouth for some time. I also like to use it as a mouth freshener after a meal (while it quietly helps me with the digestion)
They leave behind their flavor when boiled in water or added to curry. The stem can be removed after cooking and is usually not eaten.
If you have any questions about cloves, you can ask me here. I will be using it in some of my future recipes, so you have to wait for that!
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