10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves
It may help balance blood sugar
Animal studies have suggested that clove may promote lower blood glucose levels in diabetic mice.* And while the research in humans is still preliminary, it’s promising. In one small study, 1-3 grams of clove a day for 30 days was enough to help patients with diabetes manage risk factors including glucose and triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels.* In another preliminary trial, healthy adults who supplemented with a clove extract saw that it helped maintain balanced blood glucose levels.* Researchers believe this may be due to its manganese, which plays a role in insulin production.