Cloves are flower buds from clove tree. They turn from green to reddish pink when they can be picked. Once picked, they are dried till they turn dark brown in colour. A clove tree takes at least 15-20 years to reach its full bearing stage.
According to Ayurveda, cloves improves digestion & blood circulation. Traditionally, cloves are used as a mouth freshener. Intense aroma of clove works as a repellent to mosquito & ants.
Clove has antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antiseptic qualities and thus can help in treating your acne problems.
Storage instructions: Store whole cloves in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark, dry place. Whole cloves may stay fresh for about a year.