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Source: Herbs For COVID-19  Dec 10, 2020  3 years, 4 months, 1 week, 15 hours, 55 minutes ago

Herbs For COVID-19: Phytochemical Eugenol Extracted From Cloves Could Be Useful In Treating COVID-19 In A Variety Of Ways

Herbs For COVID-19: Phytochemical Eugenol Extracted From Cloves Could Be Useful In Treating COVID-19 In A Variety Of Ways
Source: Herbs For COVID-19  Dec 10, 2020  3 years, 4 months, 1 week, 15 hours, 55 minutes ago
Herbs For COVID-19: Numerous emerging studies are indicating and suggesting that a phytochemical called eugenol that is extracted from cloves could perhaps be used in a variety of ways to prevent, treat and control SARS-CoV-2 infections ie either as an oral adjuvant or even in terms of nasal and oral sprays or as an inhalant.


 
Most of the studies were initiated by Thailand Medical News since March this year.
 
Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands or Moluccas in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice. However the plant is now found in other South-east Asian countries including Thailand (Phayao) and also in India and Sri Lanka. Cloves are available throughout the year owing to different harvest seasons in different countries.
 
Besides being used as spice in various cuisines including Indian and Indonesian food, it has been used in traditional medicine for ages in many Asian countries.
 
The aromatic cloves contain a variety of phytochemicals including important essential constituents of clove oil include acetyl eugenol, beta-caryophyllene, vanillin, crategolic acid, tannins such as bicornin, gallotannic acid, methyl salicylate, the flavonoids eugenin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and eugenitin, triterpenoids such as oleanolic acid, stigmasterol, and campesterol and several sesquiterpenes. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22728369/
 
https://www.heterocycles.jp/newlibrary/libraries/abst/22221
 
Most of these phytochemicals exhibit a variety of properties including antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, antioxidant, analgesic and anticarcinogenic capacities. https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/2055
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7072209/
 
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2018/8194849/
 
One of the phytochemicals extracted from cloves, methy salicyclate is actually used for the manufacture of many pharmaceutical analgesics or painkillers and also certain NSAIDs.
 
Cloves have been used in traditional medicine for toothache pain, for mouth or throat irritation, cough, upset stomach, vomiting,,diarrhea, and other conditions including premature ejaculation.
 
Clove extracts should only be used only by experts and with individuals who understand dosing as its use may cause adverse effects if taken orally by people with liver disease, blood clotting and immune system disorder