By Cheong Poh Kwan
If you are always up after the clock strikes midnight, you will tend to feel "heaty" and many of us instinctively turn to herbal tea whenever we feel the build up of heat in our bodies.
But not all herbal concoctions can solve the problem, said TCM physician Kwek Mei Lin.
For instance, 24 flavours is deemed too "cooling" for most people.
Dr Kwek said most night owls feel "heaty" because of the lack of yin, rather than an excess of yang. Hence, they should work on replenishing their yin instead of removing their yang.
Of course, having enough sleep at night is the best way to correct your yin-yang balance. But if you cannot bring your bedtime forward, adding some nourishing herbal soups to your diet will help too.
Check out Dr Kwek's most recommended soup recipes in the latest episode of RazorTV's Huayu Alive! series.
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