What are Cloves? Spiritual, Mental & Physical Benefits

Dec 18, 2023
What are Cloves? Spiritual, Mental & Physical Benefits

Plant history

A spice that traces its roots back to ancient China over 2,000 years ago. Imagine the intrigue as Arab traders zealously guarded the coveted Moluccas, the Spice Islands, and Portuguese explorers daringly unlocked new routes during the Age of Exploration. Today, this aromatic gem is cultivated globally, with Indonesia reigning supreme. Beyond its culinary charm, cloves dance through history symbolizing love and protection, influencing everything from traditional medicines to the fragrant allure of Indonesian kretek cigarettes.

Plant Identification

  • Origin: Native to Indonesia. (Cloves are used in the cuisine of Mexico, Asia, Africa, the Medditeranean, and the Middle eastern countries.
  • Growth: An evergreen that grows up to 8–12 metres tall.
  • Plant family: Syzygium aromaticum tree.
  • Scent: spicy and sweet, but with a warm and woodsy aroma.
  • Colour: Brown
  • Harvesting: The flower buds initially have a pale hue, gradually turn green, then transition to a bright red when ready for harvest. Cloves are harvested at 1.5–2 centimetres long.
  • Endangered: Not an endangered plant.



Cloves have great benefits to ones spiritual practises and rituals. Cloves are here to aid spiritual connection, wisdom and knowledge for one to seek. Not only that, cloves are highly protective and offer purification during cleansing rituals, ceremonies and hex/curse removal. associated with enhancing psychic abilities and intuition. It is believed that the aroma of cloves can help individuals connect with themselves spiritually, aiding the pituarity and pineal gland, also known as the third eye chakra which connects us to knowing and consciousness.

The warm and grounding scent of cloves is thought to provide a sense of stability and grounding. This can be beneficial for individuals seeking balance and centeredness. Cloves is a important manifestation component to use in your rituals, spells and ceremonies especially when one wishes to invite in friendship, community, love and abundance.

  • Cloves is connected to the element o fire, carries masculine energy



Cloves provide an array of medicine uses. 

Cloves contain compounds with potential antibacterial and antiviral properties. In traditional medicine, they have been used to help combat infections and hold anti inflammatory properties from the eugenol content inside cloves. Cloves have been used to address inflammatory conditions and provide relief from pain this is why cloves are great for dental care for the gums, teeth and tongue as it is antibacterial and viral. Cloves have been used to relieve respiratory issues such as coughs and asthma. Their exceptional properties can help to clear mucus from the respiratory tract.

Cloves are rich in antioxidants that may help battle oxidative stresses in the body, contributing to overall health and wellness which also bring us to discuss the gut maintenance cloves can provide. loves are believed to aid digestion by promoting the production of digestive enzymes. They have been used to alleviate digestive discomfort. Placing cloves under your pillow can help aid deep and easy rest. 


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