Contrary to their name, herbal teas aren’t actually ‘real’ teas made from the leaves of the tea plants you see growing in Cameron Highlands. Instead, herbal teas are healthy beverages made from the infusion of certain fruits, roots, spices or other parts of plants. Herbal teas we might be familiar with include ginger tea, cinnamon tea, and hibiscus tea.

Unlike ‘real’ teas, herbal teas don’t contain caffeine, but they do host a myriad of other health benefits. They were even used to cure many medical ailments in the past and are often hailed as ‘medicine in a mug’.

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Waking up to a stuffy and congested nose is one of the worst feelings in the world — your throat feels parched, your lips feel dry, your head feels like a train just barged through your brain at full speed… and let’s not even talk about the fatigue and constant nose block that you have to deal with on top of feeling miserable for the entire day.

A nose becomes congested when the blood vessels in the sinuses get inflamed, resulting in the surrounding tissue becoming swollen and blocking your airways. Irritants in the nose can also trigger production of thick, viscous mucus that add on to the discomfort.

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First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! While your body is magically working to create a beautiful baby in nine months’ time, you will need a lot of essential vitamins and nutrients to make sure your little one(s) grow and develop healthily. But how much of what do you need?

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