8 Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves
By Parul Dube
This stories reviews 8 of the most impressive health benefits of eating cloves.
Contain important nutrients
High in antioxidants
Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress.
May help protect against cancer
Test-tube studies show that the compounds in cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death.
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Can kill bacteria
Studies show that cloves may promote oral health, thanks to their antimicrobial properties, which may help kill harmful bacteria.
Some studies show that cloves and the compounds they contain may help reduce oxidative stress and protect the liver.
May improve liver health
May help regulate blood sugar
Test-tube and animal studies have shown that the compounds in cloves may help promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.
May promote bone health
Animal studies show that clove extract and manganese may help increase bone mineral density. More research is needed to confirm these effects.
May reduce stomach ulcers
Some animal studies show that clove extract and clove oil may increase the production of gastric mucus and help protect against stomach ulcers.
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