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Beat the heat with six cooling teas

Published on Jun 20, 2014 12:45 PM

Being outdoors in Singapore's stifling heat and humidity can be unbearable at times. Things could get worse, with the haze poised to hit Singapore in the coming weeks.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the lungs are most vulnerable to external pathogens. So, the heat and the haze can lead to respiratory problems.

Ms Lim Sock Ling of Bao Zhong Tang TCM Centre said that dryness caused by the haze can lead to throat discomfort, thirst, dry skin and eyes and a cough that is dry or with white and sticky phlegm. Others may suffer runny nose with viscous mucus, a cough with yellow or green phlegm or even constipation, she added.

Cooling teas can douse your body's internal heat. These can be consumed daily till symptoms improve. Mind Your Body gets physicians to share six easy-to-prepare brews:

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