by Dec 30, 2018

Namaste from HemaVeda,

Today we will focus on one of the most used spice in Ayurvedic cooking- The CLOVES
According to Ayurveda Cloves,also called as Laung (the Sanskrit term for clove), are beneficial to increase the intensity of the digestive fire. It is best to use this amazing spice in the winters rather than in summers. As they have the qualities to increase the body heat and keep us warm.
With the Pungent and Astringent qualities, cloves are good for pacifying the Kapha and Vata dosha but they tend to aggravate the Pitta Dosha. Hence people with Pitta dominance or Pitta Prakriti should limit the intake the cloves in the winters too.
Cloves are strong diaphoretic (Herbs that helps in perspiration) which helps in flushing out the toxins via sweating. and also have the vasodilator property which contributes to maintain the body heat in the winters by maintaining a healthy blood circulation.


  • Clove is an antiemetic which helps to reduce the nausea and vomiting
  • Due to its vasodilator properties it helps in Muscle spasms, cramping.
    It helps in relieving the abdominal bloating (gas).
  • It works well in Cardiovascular diseases and Chest, Sinuses congestion
  • Helps in the Abdominal parasite problem.
  • Tooth ache reliever- Cloves help in tooth aches and also works well for bad breath. Just dry roast a clove and when cold, keep it on the painful tooth and it will help in relieving the pain.
  • Clove also has Aphrodisiac properties.

Clove Infused Water (Lavangodak)

Lavangodak, boiled water containing clove, is useful in anorexia (loss of appetite), fever, and rheumatoid arthritis because it digests ama (metabolic toxins).

  1. 4-5 whole cloves
  2. A pinch of Cinnamon
  3. 4 cups of water
  1. In a small pot boil the water
  2. Add the cloves to the boiling water
  3. Let the water boil and reduce it to 1 cup on a medium flame
  4. Strain in a cup and add the pinch of cinnamon to it

Enjoy this healthy drink after meals

Hope my articles on Ayurveda and Recipes is helping you all to incorporate Ayurveda in your day to day life and also helping you to gain better health.

Thank you for all the love and support for HemaVeda!

Swati Mhaske (Doctor of Ayurveda) MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine.


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