One ingredient that you will use quite a bit when baking in the fall is cloves. Cloves can be found in nails, powder or oil and are commonly used in baking, cooking and potpourris. Cloves are also used in scented candles, mouthwash, toothpaste and even some cigarettes.
Clove oil has a antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral and stress relieving properties. The oil is used for treating a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress and blood impurities. The American Cancer Society says that some physicians believe that cloves, black walnut hulls and wormwood can cure cancer. Using cloves in medicine goes all the way back to the Chinese and early 600 A.D.