Eljon vs. The Stroke! I survived an ischemic stroke caused by a ruptured vessel in my neck at 29 years old. I have emerged strong! Recovery is ongoing though so I'll be updating daily on progress and stroke news so please keep reading!
Clove helped save my life. The itty bitty little spice used to perk up ham, saved me.
My dad knows a lot about spices as he lives in Grenada, the isle of spice and knows about every bush, tree, plant, and flower there. I have TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorder-pain in the jaw when chewing) and something as small as chewing gum hurts. Now, out of respect to my fellow man, I didn't want to walk around with death breath so I asked my father if he could recommend a natural something or other to chew or have in my mouth and he recommended clove. So he sent up a big bag and I started to suck/chew/play with clove in my mouth. Soon I started giving everyone clove! Hey, have you heard about clove? Try it, it's good. I became a clove addict and it's a good thing I did.
Clove is also a natural blood thinner! All this time I was chewing clove, I was actually helping myself. I think about how thick my blood could have been if I didn't chew on this miracle spice and I can't help but think there was someone else watching over me. I could have had a worse stroke...and that's scary. So let me pass along some information that may save your life or someone you know. Clove is a great breath freshener. It's great for toothaches (natural painkiller and antiseptic) and can help if you're having a heart attack. Just have the person who's afflicted bite down on it, it's just like baby aspirin.
So I'm not as bad as I could have been and it's all because of clove. Just more proof that everything happens for a reason. Every...little...thing.