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Cooking With Spices: Cloves

"Medicinally, the most studied compound found in cloves is eugenol, aprimary component of its volatile oils with potent anti-inflammatory effects. Eugenol may help lower the risk of digestive tract cancers and reduce joint inflammation. Extracts from cloves have also been used for their mild anesthetic and anti-bacterial properties to alleviate dental pain. The health benefits of clove can be achieved using extracts of clove oil"