Friday, 8 March 2013

The Story of the World's Oldest Clove Tree

Ternate, Indonesia
  • Cloves are the dried flower buds of a tree belonging to the Myrtaceae family

  • (File photo) Clove buds

  • The trees can grow up to 12m height

  • Cloves are used in cooking, either whole or in a ground form
  • The essential oil is used in particular as a dental painkiller.

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