East End’s Whole Cloves in resealable 50g packs. The use of cloves as a spice was recognized even before the time of early Egyptians. A very old and important Indian spice, cloves are grown in Tropical regions of the world. Cloves have an assertive, dark aroma that is warm and rich. Tasted on its own, a clove is bitingly sharp, hot and bitter and it leaves a lasting numb sensation in the mouth. The oil of cloves is used in dentistry to soothe toothache, and its antiseptic properties are well known.