Cloves strengthen the stomach, liver, and heart, help digestion, and provoketh urine.

The Portugal women that dwell in the East Indies draw from the Cloves when they be yet green, a certain liquor by distillation, of a most fragrant smell, which comforteth the heart, and is of all Cordials the most effectual.

Cloves stop the belly: the oil or water thereof dropped into the eyes, sharpens the sight, and cleanseth away the cloud or web in the same.

Gerard, p. 1536.

Blackwell, A curious herbal, p. 338. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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