Cloves are the unopened flower buds of a tree in the Myrtaceae family. The evergreen tree is called Eugenia caryophyllus. The clove tree is of medium size and has a smooth bark. By distilling the flower buds, the leaves or even the branches remaining after the removal of the flower buds can be used to obtain clove oil.

Cloves are used in pharmaceutical, dental hygiene, medicinal, perfumery industries and for food. Clove oil is used for treatment in skin diseases where its antibacterial and antifungal properties help to heal diseases not forgetting the use as treatment for toothaches, bad breath and arthritis. Cloves also assist in reducing congestion whilst stimulating digestion.

Due to the smoky flavor in the Ceylon Clove, it’s been used in food culinary in the western and eastern cuisines. Ceylon Cloves are also used in cigars, perfumes, toothpastes, repellants and ayurvedic medicines.

Ceylon Cloves are famed from lucrative Indian Ocean Market times as a commercially produced spice which had a high demand. Ceylon Origin Cloves contain a high content of Volatile Oil between 19.5%-23.4%.

Cloves contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves to add flavor to your food can provide some important nutrients. Whereas there has not been any identification of specific varieties, certain trees produce large sized clove buds. These are known as Bothal Karabu. Cultivation of cloves is largely practiced in the wet zones of the mid country. Such areas include the districts of Matale, Kegale, and Kandy. However, growing of clove is also being considered in the low country.



Cloves are known as “flower spices” and possess a strong, aromatic sweet flavour. These beautiful cloves are carefully hand-picked, sorted and checked for quality and are grouped according to colour, size, and percentage of stems, and moisture.

Cloves HPS is the most superior grade of cloves. This grade contains good full sized bud cloves with a beautiful color. Cloves No.1 is the second best grade in cloves. This grade is mostly the full bud cloves with a small percentage of headless cloves. Cloves FAQ is a mixture of full bud cloves, headless cloves and some stems.



Ground cloves are just that—pulverized whole cloves. Usually, whole and ground cloves have different uses.

People often include ground cloves in spice mixes and whole cloves in recipes to add depth and flavor to a wide variety of foods. These small dark brown pods are used to spice up curries, season meats, enrich sauces like Worcestershire sauce, and even flavor spiced baked goods.

Clove is packed with anti-inflammatory components that aid in relieving swelling of gums. So if you are suffering from toothache or gum pain, gargle your mouth with warm clove tea to combat these symptoms. Clove tea removes the bacteria from your mouth, thereby aiding in quick relief from toothache and gum pain.