Posted by Golden on August 14th, 2010
Clove is a commonly used flavoring agent and food product. Clove is also available as an herbal supplement. When used as food product the benefits and potential side effects of clove maybe less pronounced than when it is used as herbal supplement.
Clove has been used for the topical treatment of toothache. It ha also been used for common cold, cough and inflammation of the mouth or throat.
Do not use clove without first talking to your doctor if you have a bleeding or clotting disorder. Clove has been reported to affect blood clotting. If you have suffered from allergies, clove may not be recommended in such situation.
If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor first before taking clove. It is not known if cloves affect unborn babies or a nursing infant. The amount of clove customarily used in food is not problematic.
The use of clove in cultural and traditional settings is different from concepts accepted by western medicine. Clove has not been evaluated for safety, effectiveness or purity. All potential risks or advantages may not be known. There is no information regarding the use of clove supplements by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplements to your child without first consulting with the child?s doctor.
If you choose to take clove, use it as directed by the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider. Generally, it is used topically.
Store cloves as directed in the package. In general it should be protected from light and moisture.
Symptoms of clove overdose have not been reported. There are no known restrictions on food, beverages or activity while taking clove. Although uncommon allergic reactions has been reported, stop taking clove and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of serious allergic reaction including difficulty in breathing.
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