Botanical name - Cloves
Cloves are known for their strong taste and smell and can be purchased ground or whole for use in cooking.
Many cuisines include cloves, and it is also an ingredient in certain condiments, including ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
Some perfumes use cloves for the aroma and clove oil is sold for use as an essential oil.
Cloves are commonly used in Ayurveda, which is traditional Indian medicine. They have also been used traditionally to cause a numbing sensation.