There are many different kinds of seasonings you can use on your baked goods, but none are quite as widely-used as the tasty and aromatic cloves. They add a lot of flavor and aroma, and their aromatic properties make them ideal for cooking, baking, and for flavoring the foods that they’re added to. There are many recipes out there that call for cloves; however, it’s not always easy to find them. Here are some substitutes that you might want to try out if you don’t happen to have cloves on hand right now.
You can always use cinnamon instead of cloves for flavoring purposes, though the taste is a bit different. Use one teaspoon of grounded cinnamon in place of three/4 teaspoons of chopped whole cloves (so that is 1 to 2/3 times the amount of whole cloves that would normally be used in a recipe). You can also use cinnamon in the same amounts that you use cloves and just leave the Cinnamon powder out. As for health benefits, the two spices that are often used together are often excellent for increasing your immune system. If you have problems with allergies or asthma, then using aromaticum could really help, especially if you use ground Cinnamon instead of whole cloves.
Another easy way to use aromaticum for cooking and baking is to take one teaspoon and mix it in with a glass of milk. You can do this twice a month, once in the morning and once at night before bed. The morning one, drink your glass of milk and grind the spices in a mortar and pestle. In the evening, take your grounded cloves and strain it through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. Mix it into your favorite milk and use it to make your morning oatmeal. One tablespoon per day is a good dose for boosting your immune system and keeping you feeling healthy and disease free.