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Cloves are a spice derived from the highly aromatic buds of an evergreen tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum.[1]

Cloves are grown and harvested in many countries with tropical zones, especially Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.[1] Many of these trees grow near seashores.

Growing cloves[edit]

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Uses for cloves[edit]

Cloves have many culinary uses as an aromatic flavouring.

Cloves also have medicinal uses, such as for chewing on to alleviate a toothache.

Cloves have long been used in scented items such as pomanders, potpourri and fragrances.

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