Cloves, on one hand are valued for their pleasant aroma and flavor that they add to the food and on other hand, they are appreciated for their invaluable oral health benefits. These grow as reddish small flower buds on the trees of Myrtaceae family. These trees grow 8 to 10 meters high and it takes nearly six long years for them to start flowering.
The clusters are hand plucked and the fully developed buds are sun dried. The unopened buds, leaves and stalks are used in preparation of clove essential oil that has invaluable medicinal properties.