Cloves are the dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. This spice has an unique aroma that is used in cuisines all over the world, especially India. In North Indian cusines, cloves are used in almost every sauce or side dish. In South Indian cuisines, it is used extensively in biryani dish, and it is commonly added whole to enhance the presentation and flavor of meat and rice. Besides cooking, another use for cloves is to comfort toothaches.