Cloves can be used to fight infections caused by some types of bacteria, especially staphylococci and E. coli, or by fungi, for their antifungal action. This action seems to be linked to the presence of eugenol, methyl salicylate, kaempferol, gallic acid and oleanolic acid in its composition. And due to the high concentration of phenolic compounds, it has antioxidant action, protecting the body from serious chronic diseases.
Cloves are contraindicated in pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children under 6 years old, and people with gastrointestinal problems and ulcers. ... View more »