Natural Remedies: Herbal teas

Never underestimate the power of a good cuppa

We’re not talking builders brew here (although there’s plenty to be said of the soothing properties of sipping on any hot drink). Loads of people swear by herbal concoctions – some even preferring them to prescription painkillers – so when you feel the familiar cramp start to creep up, make yourself a cup of chamomile. ‘Herbal teas, especially chamomile and peppermint have anti-inflammatory capabilities that can help to soothe and relieve cramps,’ says Amy. ‘Research shows that glycine, which can be found in chamomile tea is effective in reducing muscle spasms and relaxing the nerves, helping to also make you feel better.’