Uses of cloves in Nigeria + Yoruba , Hausa and Igbo Name of cloves
The purpose of this article is to inform you about the local names of cloves in Nigerian languages and perhaps also tell you what Nigerian stand to gain from using cloves especially for those that drink clove water.
What is clove called in Nigeria?
Clove on hausa language: kanumfari
Cloves in Igbo language:kloovu, Nchara
Cloves in Yoruba language: Kanafuru
Now that we have discussed this:
Let me quickly show you the uses of clove I culled from an authority health website:
USES OF CLOVES IN NIGERIA
They might be tiny, but cloves are giants when it comes to nutrition and natural health.
Used often in Ayurvedic medicine, cloves are anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic. They’re packed with antioxidants and are good sources of minerals (especially manganese), omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and vitamins
Here are some great uses for cloves, culled from an Ayurvedic tradition:
1. TEMPORARILY TREAT A TOOTHACHE.
You can temporarily alleviate the pain by dabbing a little clove powder on a cotton ball and placing it on the sore tooth or on your gums. An added benefit is that it will also pull out any infection.
2. RELIEVE UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS.
Ayurveda suggests making a tea to lessen, or prevent, colds and flu. It is also used as an expectorant, making it easier to cough up phlegm. Cloves are a natural painkiller and also attack germs, so they’ll help you get rid of that sore throat.
3. REDUCE INFLAMMATION.
Use clove to massage sore muscles; some also use it for arthritis and rheumatism.
4. TREAT SCRAPES AND BRUISES.
Cloves are pretty strong and can sting, so the best bet is to probably make a poultice with a little olive oil.
5. IMPROVE DIGESTION
Cloves help relax the smooth lining of the GI tract, so they help alleviate vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal gas and stomachaches. Just be careful; since they’re strong, they can also irritate the stomach.
6. ENHANCE SEXUAL HEALTH
Sometimes used as an aphrodisiac, cloves can also help men from reaching orgasm too early. Cloves (lavang) are very useful to control diabetes, fever, cough, cold, vomiting, indigestion, iching, allergy, thirst, headache etc. Its juice clears excess fat which blocks blood flow in nerves. Boost Low Sperm Count
7. REDUCES FATIGUE
To reduce Fatigue : Take 10 gms of cloves and boil them in 150 ml water till water reduces to half the original quantity (75 ml). Filter out the cloves and take 25 ml of this liquid 3 times per day in warm condition. This will remove all tiredness, fatigue, stress and strain effects.
8. FOR BODY PAINS :
Take enough quantity of cloves and grind it well and massage on where you feel pain. It can be used to massage gently with fingers on teeth and gums too to reduce toothache. Headache, joint pains will also reduce.
9. FOR SORE THROAT :
Keep 2 cloves at a time in your mouth and occassionally chew them and take its juice. Let those cloves remain in mouth for atleast 30 minutes and delay this process to clear throat.
10. FOR COUGHT :
Make cloves powder and mix it with honey and and lime, take two table spoonful 3 times daily. You can also add fresh Ginger to the mixture to make it more potent.
11. INCREASE SPERM COUNT AND VITALITY:
Grind two handful of Cloves with 3 gloves of Garlic, N100 worth of Fresh onions, 330 Ml bottle of Pure Honey. Grind all the above and mix with the Honey. 3 Tables spoonful 3 x Daily.
12. HEALS PAIN IN THE INTESTINES :
Take 20 gm of clove powder and add to 500 ml water.
Boil till water reduces to half quantity. For every 4 hours warm this liquid and take 30 ml per one time.
This will reduce pain in stomach, intestines, indigestion, vomiting sensation etc.
Cloves can be chewed for a while to control feeling of vomiting.
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