Source Clove Flower Bud is the flower bud of Eugenia caryophyliata Thunb., (Fam. Myrtaceae.)

Producing Areas Tanzania, Malaysia and Indonesia; Hainan, Guangdong as well as other provinces in China.

Properties Spicy, Warm

Channels Spleen, Stomach, Lung, Kidney


  • Warms the middle jiao and lowers the adverse rising energy
    For stomach-cold syndrome with vomiting, hiccup, poor appetite and loose stool.
  • Treats diarrhoea due to stomach cold
  • Warms the kidney and strengthens yang
    For impotence due to yang-deficiency. Also for weakness of the back and knees, with aversion to cold.

Usage and Dosage
1-3 g is used in decoction for oral use. Also for external use.

Contraindicated in the patient with sthenic heat syndrome.
It is incompatible with Yujin (Radix Curcuma Lonqa L.)

The fragrance and natural oil are easily lost.
Keep in a cool and dry place.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is big and stout, reddish brown in colour, oily, strongly aromatic, not broken, and sinks in water.

Professional Tips
Mother Clove is the dry ripe fruit of cloves, ovate to oblong, with brown, rough surface. It Is aromatic and pungent in flavour.