Cloves is a spice with a pungent, slightly bitter, woody and hot taste.
When ground, the bark and buds become a finely grained powder that has a strong, spicy smell and taste. Ground clove is a common ingredient in Asian cuisines and is often used to add aroma and flavor to dishes such as curries and soups.
It is also popular in the preparation of meat dishes, desserts and drinks.
Ground clove is also used in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties and is known to help relieve various ailments.