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How to combine rosemary and clove tea for fertility: Emerging benefits of oil for hair growth

Rosemary and clove tea
Rosemary and clove tea

The combination of rosemary and clove tea for fertility is another health-improving recipe we shall explore today. Before that, let’s have an overview of both plants.

Rosemary and clove tea

Many of us know that cloves are dried flowers from clove trees that can be crushed into powder or used as a whole when making herbal remedies [5,6]. It’s rich in nutrients that can improve our sexual health and general well-being. It’s also known for its antioxidants and antimicrobial effect against the activity of microorganisms.

Rosemary on the other hand has long been known for culinary, aromatic, and medicinal benefits. It’s rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties like clove.

Additionally, rosemary has tissue healing properties attributed to its polyphenolic compounds such as rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid [1, 2]. It has equally crafted itself a place among other powerful herbs used in both herbal and Ayurvedic medicine [3].

As mentioned earlier, we shall explore the most effective way to combine rosemary and clove tea for fertility, as well as the emerging benefits of this tea combination.
How to combine rosemary and clove tea for fertility.

How to combine rosemary and clove tea for fertility

To make a rosemary and clove tea recipe, you need the following ingredients;

  • 1 Teaspoon of loose rosemary leaves.
  • 2 – 3 pieces of clove crushed into pieces.
  • About 295ml of drinking water.


  • Pour about 295 ml water into your teapot and add heat to boil.
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of loose rosemary leaves together with the crushed cloves into the hot water and allow for 5 minutes.
  • Filter out the clove and rosemary leaves with your mesh strainer.
  • Pour the clove and rosemary tea into a mug and add sweetener (Sugar or honey optional), and enjoy your tea.

Benefits of Rosemary and clove tea for fertility

Rosemary and clove are two independent yet powerful herbs loaded with nutrients that are beneficial to our health and fertility. Let us look at the benefit of combining rosemary and clove tea for fertility.

Rosemary and clove are both herbs that have been traditionally used for various medicinal purposes, including improving reproductive health. Here are some potential fertility benefits of this tea.

1. May lower the impact of oxidative stress

Rosemary and clove tea are rich in antioxidants which can help counter the impact of oxidative stress. Intake of the tea may help protect the reproductive organs from cellular damage, and immune breakdown, and help regulate hormones. This can be beneficial for fertility.

2. May curb certain infectious diseases

Infectious disease such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea has been linked to pelvic inflammatory disease which causes infertility when not treated. Research has shown that Chlamydia may cause fallopian tube infection without the carrier even knowing.

Meanwhile, clove in the tea contains Eugenol (eugenol acetate and eugenol benzoate) which is known for its inhibitory effect against both gram-negative and positive bacterium and hence may help in treating these infections that may cause infertility.

3. Lowers inflammation

The tea may help reduce inflammation of the reproductive organs since both plants possess anti-inflammatory properties.
Additionally, eugenol, a compound in clove has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.
Inflammation can interfere with fertility, and reducing inflammation can improve the function of the reproductive organs, as both herbs have anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, the intake of tea may reduce inflammation.

4. Improves erectile function

Zinc minerals and other antioxidants in clove and rosemary may improve testosterone production which can also boost erectile functions.

Furthermore, rosemary also contains an active compound known as Carnosic acid which helps to restore damaged tissue and improve blood flow for the nourishment of the reproductive organs.

5. Improves the chance of pregnancy.

Clove has also been traditionally used to improve libido, which can be helpful for couples trying to conceive. Besides, it has been known and used in making remedies for treating infectious diseases detrimental to fertility.

It is equally believed that clove water extract can help cleanse the fallopian tube. In ancient times, women with fertility issues are advised to drink clove herbal water to help clean their fallopian tubes. They may also increase their chances of getting pregnant.

Lately, a lot of questions have been raised on the combination of rosemary and clove tea, such as;

  • What are cloves and rosemary good for?
  • Can I mix clove and rosemary?
  • How do you mix rosemary and cloves for hair growth?

Now, let’s answer the above questions objectively.

What are cloves and rosemary good for?

Cloves and rosemary combined in tea are rich in antioxidants, which offer amazing benefits to our health such as;

Protecting our body from damage caused by oxidative stress.
Lowering inflammation, which indirectly reduces our risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and Cancer.

Can I mix clove and rosemary?

Can I use clove water and rosemary water together? Yes, both clove and rosemary are rich in nutrients that are beneficial to health. It will be more ideal to cook them together to extract the herbal water or use them together in tea preparation, than extracting their water separately and then drinking them together.

How do you mix rosemary and cloves for hair growth?

To use rosemary and cloves for hair growth you need their essential oil (clove oil and rosemary oil).

Method 1

  • Add about 3 drops of Rosemary oil and 3 drops of clove oil into a teaspoon of coconut oil or other carrier oil you can get your hands on.
  • Stir to mix up properly
  • Massage it directly into your scalp.
  • Optionally, you can wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes of application or leave it till bathing time.

Method 2

  • Mix it into your hair cream or shampoo
  • You can add 2 to 3 drops of each of the essential oil into a little portion from your hair cream or shampoo, and massage directly into your scalp.


A maximum of 3 drops from each oil making it 6 total drops is recommended. Play safe and avoid adding too much.

How it works

While Carnosic acid, an active component in rosemary oil respond by healing damaged tissue, rejuvenating the nerves in the scalp, and possibly restoring hair growth. The antimicrobial property of clove takes the responsibility of killing bacteria that may cause skin and hair diseases like dandruff. [4].

Therefore, both rosemary and cloves combine may promote hair growth and prevent skin disease.

People who should avoid rosemary and clove tea

  • Pregnant women.
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • People under medication

Drug interactions with Rosemary and clove tea

People who are taking the following drug listed below should avoid taking rosemary and clove tea.

  • Anticoagulant drug: A medication that may lower the rate of blood clotting by thinning your blood.
  • ACE inhibitors: A medication for treating high blood pressure.
  • Water pill: A medication that can help remove excess fluid from the body through frequent urination.
  • Lithium salt: A medication for treating bipolar disorder, depression, and other mental health disorders, intake may make you urinate more often than usual.

These drug interactions with rosemary and clove tea do not have a severe impact on health, however, you should consult a medical expert for advice before taking this tea


While combining rosemary and clove tea for fertility may improve the function of our reproductive organs, and fight oxidative stress, inflammation, and infections.

Never drink it as a substitute for medication, always seek a doctor’s opinion first, before drinking if you are taking any of the aforementioned drugs.

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