herb  0002 cloves

Syzygium aromaticum, a member of the Myrtaceae family, is native to the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, also referred to as the “Spice islands”. This small island chain was the epicenter of the European spice trade in the 16th century due to the clove, nutmeg, and mace originally found only here. It was traditional in Moluccan culture to plant a clove tree each time a child was born.