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Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M. Perry

Caryophyllus aromaticus L.
Eugenia aromatica (L.) Baill.
Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.
Eugenia caryophyllus (Spreng.) Bullock & S. G. Harrison

Group: Dicot
Family: Myrtaceae - Myrtle family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Tribal Name: Long (Tripura).

English Name: Clove.

Description of the Plant:

Small tree. Leaves narrowly elliptic to obovate, apex shortly pointed, base narrowed. Flowers in terminal panicles, fragrant. Fruit oblong, crowned by 4 enlarged fleshy calyx lobes incurved over.

Mode of Uses:

Fruits with 13 other plants (see Allium sativum) are used to make pills to be taken thrice daily before food for the treatment of abdominal tumours (Tripura).


Cultivated in almost all the districts.

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