Easy-to-brew Teas to Survive this Haze Season

If you’re experiencing headaches, dry & itchy throat, irritable eyes or the feeling that your sinusitis is acting up, you could be part of the sensitive individuals during this haze season.

Exposure to air pollution can cause temporary discomfort to your eyes, nose, throat and even your skin. Individuals with allergies or underlying heart or lungs medical conditions also have a higher risk of triggered symptoms.

On top of checking the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and following the health advisories, here are some TCM remedies to survive the haze!

Easy-to-brew teas to relieve your symptoms:

Directions: Put all of the ingredients into a cup and pour boiling water over it. Let it simmer for 5 minutes before consumption. Add honey to your preference.

Keep yourself well-hydrated and avoid spicy, greasy and fried food!

Note: Information provided is not a substitute for a physician or any form of medical care. Individual symptoms differ due to different body constitutions and diagnosis. One should consult a licensed TCM practitioner for accurate diagnosis and treatment.


Physician Oh Xu Xuan

Physician Oh Xu Xuan

TCM Physician

Double Degree (Honours with Distinction): Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences & Bachelor of Medicine (Chinese Medicine), Nanyang Technological University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

During Xu Xuan’s time in Beijing, she was mentored by Deputy Chief Physicians in a “Top Three” Hospital especially in the field of general medicine and paediatrics to diagnose and treat internal disorders.

She is also experienced in the use of acupuncture and cupping techniques to treat weight issues and has helped boost the self-confidence of many patients.

As an aspiring physician, she wishes to improve suboptimal health of individuals. She believes in building rapport with her patients through effective communication.

Expertise: Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Weight Management, Pediatric Massage, General Wellness.

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