Soothing and simple to make, this tea is the perfect antidote for both achy bodies and period pain.


Blended together, the ingredients will help reduce inflammation that comes from being on your feet, sport, arthritis and that dreadful time of the month.

Ingredients (to make 140g)
30g dried lemon balm
30g dried lemon verbena
30g dried hibiscus
30g dried calendula
10g dried meadowsweet
10g dried rose petals


Simply blend the ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to a year. Use approximately 3g per mug of boiling water. Take as needed.

Looking for a refreshing summer drink? This recipe also makes a wonderful iced tea. Prepare as above and add a teaspoon of raw honey, then mix until dissolved. Let the tea cool to room temperature and serve over ice with some fresh herbs.

You can find more recipes for homemade natural products, from the cleaning cupboard to make-up bag and medicine cabinet, in Rebecca's new book The Art of the Natural Home: A room by room guide.

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The Art of the Natural Home by Rebecca Sullivan is published by Kyle Books. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.