Side Effects of Cloves. All you need to know


In this article, we are going to look at some of the side effects of the use of clove.

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What is Clove?

Clove is an herb and it has many names depending on where you find yourself. Some of these names include: Bourgeon Floral de Clou de Girofle, Bouton Floral de Clou de Girofle, Caryophylli Flos, Clavo de Olor, Clous de Girolfe, Ding Xiang, Feuille de Clou de Girofle, Fleur de Clou de Girofle, Flores Caryophylli, Gewurznelken Nagelein, Girofle, Giroflier, Huile de Clou de Girofle, Kreteks, Lavang, Lavanga, or Tige de Clou de Girofle.

Uses Of Clove

Clove is commonly used as a flavouring agent in foods and drinks. It is also used as a fragrance in products such as toothpaste, cosmetics and soaps. When used as a food ingredient, it is unlikely to be harmful to our health.

Some of the known benefits of clove include: treating premature ejaculation when combined with other ingredients to produce penis gels. Clove is also believed to treat conditions such as tooth pain, “dry socket” after oral surgery, mouth or throat irritation, cough, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhoea, and other conditions. But these uses of cloves are not scientifically proven yet.

However, when used as a medicinal product, clove may produce both wanted and unwanted side effects on the body.

Clove side effects

The use of clove is also known to cause some unwanted side effect to the body despite the benefits we get from it. Visit the hospital all call your doctor anytime you begin to experience or develop any of the symptoms below:

• lactic acidosis–muscle pain or weakness, numbness or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired.

• liver problems such as; nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or

• signs of infection such as; fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough, trouble breathing.

• erection problems;

• trouble having an orgasm (delayed ejaculation);

• itching, rash;

• mild skin irritation; or

• sore gums, mouth irritation, bleeding or swollen gums or tooth changes after using clove inside the mouth.

This does not depict the full list of the side effect of using clove, if you are having any health-related issue that is not in the list above, please visit the hospital or call a medical expert immediately. Thank You.


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