Short and spicy evergreen tree: Clove

Author : Uppuluri Spandana, Lakshmaiah Pallepati, Pratyusha Gandrapu, Swarna Sowjanya

A clove is the flower bud of a tropical tree called clove tree (Eugenia Caryophyllata = Syzygium aromaticum). Family Myrtaceae, Cloves are used in the cuisine of Asian, African, and the near and Middle East countries, lending flavor to meats, curries, and marinades, as well as fruit such as apples, pears or rhubarb. Cloves may be used to give aromatic and flavor qualities to hot beverages, often combined with other ingredients such as lemon and sugar. Reported anti-carcinogenic activity,cardiovascular,effectively reduced benzo[a] pyrene (BP) induced lung carcinogenes ological activities and better response when compared to the standard drugs

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