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Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about 6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

Smoking djarum clove cigars, how bad is it? I smoke about  6 to 8 a day. They are the same size as a regular cigarette

Very unhealthy: Kreteks (clove cigarettes) are reported by the cdc to produce at least twice the nicotine, carbon monoxide ; tar as most american cigarette brands. They are usually 60 to 80% tobacco and 20 to 40% ground clove. Thus, they contain the same dangerous chemicals found int cigars/ cigarettes plus some. ...Read more

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Clove chewing is harmful or not?

Clove chewing is harmful or not?

Why would you?: I can think of lots of better things to chew on? If you have a specific problem see the following website and then speak to your physician. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-251-clove.aspx?activeingredientid=251;activeingredientname=clove. ...Read more

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What is better eating garlic row or cooked, hence during cooking I use a lot of garlic but if its raw i would use one clove only?

What is better eating garlic row or cooked, hence during cooking I use a lot of garlic but if its raw i would use one clove only?

Raw or cook lightly: Garlic is one of the healthiest things we can eat but many of its benefits are reduced if overheated or cooked too long. Adding it towards the end of cooking and cooking only 5-10 minutes at lower temp. Will help you get the greatest benefits. For much more detail see on both the benefits & preparation see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read more

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I started eating minced fresh garlic cloves in my dinner 2 days ago. When i wake up i don't have an appetite. Is it because i cook it in my dinner?

I started eating minced fresh garlic cloves in my dinner 2 days ago. When i wake up i don't have an appetite. Is it because i cook it in my dinner?

Listen to your body: It is healthy to wake up with a good appetite. Maybe the garlic is upsetting your GI tract. Stop for a few days and see if appetite returns. Maybe a lesser amount would not have this effect or cooked garlic would be tolerated. ...Read more

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What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

Remedy: A remedy is something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment. Other than OTC pain meds, there are no DIY treatments to replace proper dental care. Please call a dentist for an appointment. In addition, the pain meds do not solve your problem, they just prolong your agony. ...Read more

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Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Seems it's the oil: The problem - rare but deadly serious - seems to be in oil infusions - not with the simple raw clove. It is credited with reducing risk of lung cancer. No reports of botulism are readily available - don't worry. ...Read more

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Can chewing cloves often have bad or harmful side effects?

Can chewing cloves often have bad or harmful side effects?

Not usually but: Repeated, frequent applications in your mouth or on your gums can lead to damage to teeth ; gums. Clove should be stopped at least 2 weeks before surgeries because it contains eugenol which can slow blood clotting. It may be contraindicated with some bleeding disorders. Oral use of clove oil can be unsafe for children. ...Read more

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