Agarwood / Aquillaria agallocha / Agaru
April 24, 2017
Pomegranate / Punica granatum / Sedru
April 23, 2017
 

Clove



Lat. Syzygium aromaticum



Tibet. Lishi / ལི་ཤི།

 
 
Clove
 


Botanical Name Syzygium qromaticum, Eugenia qromatica
English name Clove
Tibetan Name Lishi / ལི་ཤི།
Parts Used Seed
Altitude It grows in hot climatic condition.
Pharmacological properties

Antimicrobial activity - inhibit wide range of bacteria (e.g. E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Listeria sp., Proteus sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella sp.); has some anti-fungal and anti-candidal activity; shows antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus type 1 (antiviral activity showed to be stronger in CNS rather than in skin).
Anti-inflammatory activity - shows to inhibit acute and chronic inflammation.
Hepatoprotective activity - shows to have protective effect against liver cirrhosis.
Anti-spasmodic
Anti-nociceptive - relieves joint and tooth ache
Anti-neoplastic effect - shows to have anticancer effect in mammary carcinoma and lung cancer; has chemoprotective effect against liver and bone marrow toxicity; decreases cell proliferation and increases apoptosis in cancer cells.


Anti-obesity effect - shows to reduce lipid accumulation
Anti-platelet aggregation activity


Antioxidant activity - scavenges free radicals and has iron chelating properties; inhibits lipid peroxidation.
Aphrodisiac action - have libido enhancing and potency properties.
Neuroprotective effect - exhibits anti-cholinesterase activity and thus may be used as a supportive remedy for management of cognitive ailments like Alzheimer’s disease.
Memory and learning improvement - due to its antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activity


Ethnomedicinal uses

Rejuvenation action:
Balances Wind and cold disorders
Treats disorders of life-channel
Supports nervous system, stomach, liver and lungs
Restores physical strength


Nervous system:
Relieves stress
Treats depression and anxiety
Relieves insomnia
Reduce craving for nicotine
Strengthens the memory
Treats neuritis and numbness


Gastrointestinal system:
Restores digestive heat
Improves appetite
Relieves meteors and abdominal distension
Stops diarrhoea
Relieves nausea and vomiting
Relieves hoarseness and hiccups
Treats food poisoning
Relieves motion sickness
Expels parasites


Immune system and detoxification:
Purifies blood
Relieves shortness of breath and asthma
Relieves respiratory tract infections and sinusitis
Soothes sore throat
Relieves cough and chest congestion
Has anti-inflammatory effect on nasal passages
Has analgesic qualities
Relieves tooth ache
Relieves limb pain, swelling and numbness
Balances menstrual cycle
Clears skin fungal infections such as tinea versicolor and athlete’s foot


Used in our products

DAKNANG 1, DAKNANG 2