The Apothecarist – on Clove

Have you ever wondered the difference between a spice and an herb? Some sources define the leafy parts of a plant an herb, whereas the roots, stems, bulbs, and seeds are considered a spice. But according to the American Spice Trade Association, spices are defined as “any dried plant material used primarily for seasoning purposes”. Regardless of whether we deem it an herb or a spice, it is still a plant with medicinal constituents. Take clove, for example…