Clove is a spice made from the dried flower of a type of myrtle tree that is native to the Maluku Islands, also known as the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The tree is also cultivated to harvest the spice elsewhere, including Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, and Madagascar. Like cinnamon and similar aromatic spices, clove played a significant role in the economic development of East Asia.
For centuries, clove has been used for the preservation of food. At one point, it was more common to use cloves to keep meat from spoiling than it was to use them as a flavoring.
Cloves are an important ingredient in incense and are often used during Yule for decoration, notably in Pomanders.
Magical Uses: Banishing, warding against negative or hostile energies, shielding against psychic attacks, stopping gossip, protection, cleansing, divination, clairvoyance, dreamwork, mental clarity, wealth, luck, happiness
Elemental Correspondences: Fire
Planetary Correspondences: Sun, Jupiter
Zodiac Correspondences: Leo, Libra, Capricorn
Deity Associations: Aphrodite
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