Lavang(clove) is cold!!

🌺Clove is one such spice which is hot in taste but it is cold in potency it increases digestive fire without increasing pitta in body and has cool and soothing effect on body.

🌺It is called lavang or devpushpa( flower of deities) in sanskrit.
🌺 It’s flower bud and oil is used for medicinal purpose.
🌺It is used in preparation of many ayurvedic medicines and personal care products like toothpaste, mouth wash, balms etc.

🌺Ayurvedic properties

🌼Rasa-tikta( bitter),katu(pungent)

Guna- Laghu(light to digest),Snigdha( oily)
Vipaka- sheet (cold ) in potency


It balance kapha and pitta Dosha

🌺Health benefits

✅ It improve digestion and relieve anorexia .

✅Improve taste in food.

✅Relieves bloating, colicky pain.

✅It helps in relieving acidity – take clove water, soak2 clove overnight in 1/4th glass water, drink this water in morning empty stomach.

✅Help in nausea , vomiting and in morning sickness in pregnancy- chew clove bud or sniff it’s oil by putting some drops on handkerchief .

✅It relieves throat pain, Cleanses oral cavity, remove sliminess , relieves heavyness and coating over tongue- chew it, gargle with its oil mixing in water.

✅ It remove bad breath – chew it.

✅It relieves dryness in mouth by improving saliva formation- chew it, gargle with its oil +water .

✅Clove is useful in cough, cold, asthma, difficult breathing and other respiratory disorders, it is used in many ayurvedic medicine for respiratory system.

✅ It has analgesic action that is why it’s oil is commonly used in toothache,it is also good for colic pain and arthritis pain.

✅It is useful in heavyness and pain in head- apply its oil, sniff it and chew it.

✅It activate liver, useful in fatty liver.

✅It improves blood circulation, good to use in low blood pressure.

✅ It is good for eyes.

✅Relieves excessive thirst.

✅Useful in bleeding disorders.

✅It improves quality and quantity of breast milk in lactating mothers.

✅It has antiseptic properties , useful in skin infection,oral infection.

✅Useful in fever.


👉There is no side effects of clove .It can be used during pregnancy, lactation and save to use in children.

How to use it?? 🤔

✅It can be slowly chewed, 3-4 cloves can be used in one day.

✅It’s powder can be used(1-2gm)

✅It’s oil (1-2drops)can be used. It should be mix with til oil before using on skin.
✅It’s oil has antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic analgesic and antioxidant action.

✅It’s oil can be sniffed in stress, headache and in fatigue.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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