AILMENTS HISTORICALLY USED FOR
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HISTORY OF USE
The name Clove comes from the French word “clou” meaning nail. Cloves come from Madagascar, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Cloves are used in spice cookies and cakes.
Archeologists have found cloves in a ceramic vessel in Syria, dating the find to within a few years of 1721BC.
It is said that a Chinese leader of the Han Dynasty, required those who addressed him to chew on cloves to freshen their breath.
MYTHS & LEGENDS
Until modern times, cloves grew only on a few islands in the Moluccas (historically called the Spice Islands), including Bacan, Makian, Moti, Ternate, and Tidore. In fact, the clove tree that experts believe is the oldest in the world, named Afo, is on Ternate. The tree is between 350 and 400 years old. Tourists are told that seedlings from this very tree were stolen by a Frenchman named Pierre Poivre in 1770, transferred to the Isle de France (Mauritius), and then later to Zanzibar, which was once the world’s largest producer of cloves.