Syzygium aromaticumThe active constituents in clove increase digestion and improve gut health. Cloves supply a healthy amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and magnesium, as well as, vitamin A and beta-carotene. The volatile oil or essential oil of clove is therapeutically used in dentistry as a local anesthetic and antiseptic for gum & teeth. Clove is also a strong anti-parasitic and anti-fungal herb. A popular home remedy for relieving symptoms of arthritis and sore muscles because of the heat and circulation it brings to the surface of the skin.