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Cloves Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Ysha Oakes first introduced me to the benefits of cooking with cloves. In my experience Cloves are hot and pungent yet soften the stools. Their inherent warmth grounds Vata. They are a carminitive increasing hydrochloric acid in the stomach and persistalsis.

The body conserves on heat during cold winter months by bringing more blood into the core and allowing the temperature in the extremities to drop. Cloves are a strong diaphoretic and vasodilator bringing blood and heat back to the exterior of the body for cleansing and 'sweating' out a fever.

Cloves numb the mouth and are used topically for toothache. Despite its hot taste, inhaling while chewing a clove feels cool. Cloves increase agni without aggravating Pitta if used in moderation. They stimulate sex drive and help in premature ejaculation. Cloves are used with ginger and cardamom in cases of nausea.

About Cloves

Cloves are native to India and Indonesia. They are the aromatic dried flower bud of a tree in the same family as Eucalyptus and Guava (Myrtaceae family). Cloves resemble a nail in shape. The English name 'clove' derives from the latin 'clavus' meaning nail.

Buying & Preparation

At Joyful Belly, we buy cloves whole and then grind them with a coffee grinder before use for maximum freshness.

Cooking Cloves

Whole cloves must be stewed for about a half hour. Ground cloves are easier to work with. Often used along with dessert spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Alternatively, common in curries and rice pilafs.

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Are Cloves Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Cloves' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.

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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 1/16 tsp
SPECIES: Syzygium aromaticum
FAMILY: Myrtaceae

FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND

Biocharacteristics of Cloves

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Acrid

ACRID

Acrid taste is a combination of bitter and pungent tastes. Example include radish, turnip, and coffee.

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Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Moves Energy:
Outward

OUTWARD

Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.

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Affinity: Digestion
Family: Myrtaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cloves
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Warms Abdomen

WARMS-ABDOMEN

Warms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.

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Antiemetic

ANTIEMETIC

Herbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting. Generally refreshing, aromatic herbs.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Spleen Tonic

SPLEEN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Numbs Anasthetic

STRONG NUMBS-ANASTHETIC

Inhibits sensation in a particular area.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Analgesic

ANALGESIC

Pain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.

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Anxiolytic

ANXIOLYTIC

Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.

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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Antifibrotic

ANTIFIBROTIC

Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.

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Rubefacient

RUBEFACIENT

An herb used topically that causes dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. The skin will appear red or flushed.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

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Anthelminthic

STRONG ANTHELMINTHIC

Kills parasitic worms (hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, etc).

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Antifungal

STRONG ANTIFUNGAL

Herbs that destroy fungus.

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Antimicrobial

STRONG ANTIMICROBIAL

An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.

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Antibacterial

ANTIBACTERIAL

Herbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Warms Ears

WARMS-EARS

Stimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.

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Warms Head

WARMS-HEAD

An herb that increases sensations of heat and warmth in the head.

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Vasodilator

STRONG VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Aphrodisiac

APHRODISIAC

Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.

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Antispasmodic

STRONG ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Cloves

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Warms-head, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Antimicrobial, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Rubefacient, Warms-abdomen

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Antimicrobial, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Rubefacient, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Antispasmodic

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Antimicrobial, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Rubefacient, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Antimicrobial, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Rubefacient, Antiemetic, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antifungal, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Antibacterial

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Allspice

Allspice has these Actions in Common

Antibacterial, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Rubefacient, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Nervine, Spleen-tonic, Warms-head, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Numbs-anasthetic, Vasodilator

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Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Antifungal, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Rubefacient, Warms-chest, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Nervine

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Antiemetic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Rubefacient, Warms-chest, Antifibrotic, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic

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Basil

Basil has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Spleen-tonic, Warms-head, Anxiolytic

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-abdomen, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Diaphoretic, Rubefacient, Warms-chest, Antifibrotic, Aphrodisiac, Expectorant, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Burns-toxins, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Spleen-tonic

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cloves

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Antifungal, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Antispasmodic, Nervine, Anxiolytic, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Warms-head, Antibacterial, Expectorant

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Rubefacient, Burns-toxins, Spleen-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Carminative, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Warms-ears, Digestive, Analgesic, Expectorant, Antiemetic, Internal-detoxicant

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Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz

Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz has these Actions in Common

Antibacterial, Nervine, Antimicrobial, Rubefacient, Antispasmodic, Spleen-tonic, Burns-toxins, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Anthelminthic, Internal-detoxicant

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Numbs-anasthetic, Antispasmodic, Rubefacient, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Nervine

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Analgesic, Vasodilator, Antibacterial, Warms-chest, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Nervine, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Analgesic, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative

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Mugwort

Mugwort has these Actions in Common

Antibacterial, Antiemetic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Analgesic, Internal-detoxicant, Anthelminthic, Nervine

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Analgesic, Nervine, Antifibrotic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic

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Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Warms-head, Anxiolytic

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Yogaraj Guggulu

Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Nervine, Analgesic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant

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Trikatu

Trikatu has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Warms-abdomen, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive

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Impact of Cloves

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Cloves affect your temperature?

2
4
14
11
7
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your sweat quantity?

0
3
25
8
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the color of your tongue body?

1
9
0
26
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 36 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the swelling of your tongue body?

2
4
21
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your appetite/hunger?

0
1
15
20
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your digestion speed?

1
21
13
2
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

TOXINS

How did Cloves affect the amount of gas & bloating?

0
21
15
1
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your stool smell?

0
9
25
2
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

Tongue: How did Cloves affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
13
22
2
1
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the color of your tongue coating?

3
4
1
3
27
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your urine smell?

0
1
33
3
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

1
2
33
1
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your sweat smell?

0
3
27
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

HYDRATION

How did Cloves affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
6
22
9
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
3
27
5
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 36 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Cloves affect your energy levels?

0
1
19
16
2
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your muscle tension?

3
16
16
2
1
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your anxiety?

3
14
17
3
1
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the stillness of your tongue?

7
26
3
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 36 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

DIGESTION

How did Cloves affect the amount of gas & bloating?

0
21
15
1
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your appetite/hunger?

0
1
15
20
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your digestion speed?

1
21
13
2
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

TONGUE

How did Cloves affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
3
27
5
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 36 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

Tongue: How did Cloves affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
13
22
2
1
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the swelling of your tongue body?

2
4
21
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the color of your tongue body?

1
9
0
26
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 36 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the stillness of your tongue?

7
26
3
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 36 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the color of your tongue coating?

3
4
1
3
27
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

STOOL

How did Cloves affect your stool smell?

0
9
25
2
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your stool consistency?

0
14
15
8
1
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your stool frequency/quantity?

0
6
17
14
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your stool color?

4
0
1
3
30
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your stool lightness?

1
6
27
3
1
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

URINE

How did Cloves affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
6
22
9
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

1
2
33
1
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your urine clarity?

2
29
7
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your urine smell?

0
1
33
3
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your urine lightness?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

SWEAT

How did Cloves affect your sweat smell?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your sweat quantity?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

SYSTEMIC

How did Cloves affect your anxiety?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your temperature?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your energy levels?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)

How did Cloves affect your muscle tension?

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Total Responses: 38 Study ID:76 (2020-10-12 - 2021-11-05)


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Cloves may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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Comments & Impressions of 'Cloves'

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Cloves have a sweet post digestive effect (vipak). In excess they aggravate Pitta dosha.
- Ysha Oakes, Albuquerque, NM , 11-26-09 (Reply)

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