Cloves are one of the highly prized spices, widely recognized all over the world for their medicinal and culinary qualities. The spices actually are the "flower buds" from evergreen rain-forest tree native to Indonesia.Botanically, clove-spice belongs to the family of Myrtaceae in the genus; Sygyzium, and scientifically named as Sygizium aromaticum.
Cloves also have anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities, and can even prevent adult onset diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Additionally,this amazing spices is able to prevent various allergic conditions and toothaches – just one of many home remedies for toothache.
Cloves have been used to treat asthma and as an anesthetic.
Clove oil is even better at repelling mosquitoes than citronella.
Clove oil can help relieve muscle spasms, as well, so it was used as a natural way to aid in childbirth for centuries.
Due to its antimicrobial properties, clove oil can treat skin problems like acne and warts.
Clove oil or clove tea can also help treat insomnia.
Cloves are best when the dried bud is kept in tact and used fresh; however, there are tinctures, dried powders, and even clove teas that can be used on a daily basis. If you can obtain clove whole and grind them yourself, you will be consuming more of the antioxidants and healthful constituents. A hot tea prepared with cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves is incredibly tasty and full of health-restoring properties. organicfacts.net
The hard brown seed from the nutmeg tree (a tropical evergreen) has a warm, spicy sweet flavor. Mace is the dried lacy membrane from around the nutmeg seed. The nutmeg tree is indigenous to the Banda Islands of Indonesia but is also grown in the Caribbean, especially in Grenada. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7-9 years after planting, and the trees reach their full potential after 20 years. At one time, nutmeg was one of the most valuable spices. It has been said that in England, several hundred years ago, a few nutmeg nuts could be sold for enough money to enable financial independence for life. www.food.com
Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, and prevent leukemia, and improve your skin health. organicfacts.net
Herbalists and doctors use the curcuma to treat stomach ulcers, diabetes, bacterial and viral infections, uveitis and atherosclerosis, although scientific research has only just begun to examine the herb's efficacy for treating these ailments. Some of turmeric's traditional, though clinically unproven, uses include treating eczema, endometriosis, tendinitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cataracts, cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, halitosis, periodontal disease, heart disease and AIDS. livestrong.com
4. Brotowali/ Bitter Grapes
5. Kumis Kucing/ Cat Whisker
Kumis Kucing is a plant originated from Indonesia and is part of the Lamiaceae family. Kumis Kucing can cure constipation, kidney infections, kidney stones, diabetes, albuminuria, syphilis, rheumatism, and low blood pressure. As one of the herbal plant family (TOGA), Kumis Kucing can be easily found and planted as medicine.