Distribution

Syzygium aromaticum is found in:

  • Brazil
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Philippines
  • Sumatra
  • the West Indies
  • Zanzibar
  • other tropical countries  

Habitat

The plant grows well in rich, loamy soil with high humus content. It also grows well near the sea in open sandy loam and laterite soil, and at altitudes from sea level to 600m.

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Glossary
Carminative

From the Latin carminare - to cleanse. A soothing medicament that acts by relieving stomach and intestinal pain.

Hypanthium

Floral structure in which the sepals, petals and stamens are fused together.

Laterite

Soil rich in iron and aluminium and formed in hot and wet tropical areas.