It has long been known that a daily low-level dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack by keeping the platelets in the blood from binding together and forming a clot. It appears, however, that clove, the spice known for centuries as ?the black rose,? provides the same anticoagulant effect.The same is true of clove oil, a remedy long prescribed for toothache. So says the April 2002 edition of Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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