Clove: Antioxidant Superhero

CLOVE

• Ultra-Powerful Antioxidant
• Anti-Viral Defense & Anti-Inflammatory
• Protects Liver

Most people know clove is a holiday spice found in egg nog and pumpkin pie. Most people would never guess that clove is one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet.

For thousands of years, clove was treasured as a potent natural food preservative- long before refrigeration existed. A valued medicinal herb thanks to its super high antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, clove was used throughout history for everything from a topical painkiller to a disinfectant.

Ultra-Powerful Antioxidant
The standard unit of measure for antioxidant value is called ORAC, "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity". Gram-for-gram, clove has the highest ORAC value of any food or herb.

You may have heard about the high antioxidant value of:
blueberries (ORAC 9,019) or 
chocolate (ORAC 80,933) or
acai berries (ORAC 161,400).
Clove tops them all...with a whopping ORAC value of 314,446.

Anti-viral & Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant value is important due to its many impacts on health. This stems largely from the ability of antioxidant compounds to fight free radicals in the body, thus reducing oxidative stress on a cellular level. Reducing cellular oxidation helps reduce inflammation, and all of the negative health consequences that go with it- from immune system problems; to circulatory disease; to premature aging.

Modern studies have shown clove to have important antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-carcinogenic properties. The key bioactive compound in clove is eugenol. This potent substance is being researched for its strong anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting qualities.

Liver Protection

Eugenol has an important anti-inflammatory effect in the liver, where it has been shown to reverse signs of liver damage and scarring. All the blood in the human body flows through the liver in mere minutes. It is your primary filtering and cleansing mechanism.

When it functions well, YOU function well.

Today a common health problem that goes un-diagnosed is Fatty Liver. Any natural compound that can help heal and protect the liver from inflammation and abuse is worth consideration.

Eugeol disarms potential pathogens and boosts the overall strength and function of the gastrointestinal and immune systems. For example, eugenol has been shown to disarm the famously intractable herpes virus in the skin and in the brain, where it has been suggested the virus causes persistent low-level inflammation that can lead to long term neurological problems such as Alzheimer’s. Eugenol has also been shown to possess anticancer properties against breast, colorectal, lung, and leukemia cancer cells.

Thanks to its powerful antioxidant value; its potent anti-microbial and anti-viral properties; and its strong anti-inflammatory and liver-protecting properties, clove is a highly prized component of TIGERHONEY, among the other adaptogenic and healing herbs used in our unique formula.  



References
Benefits of TIGERHONEY: Studies and Science behind Clove
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