Tiger Balm is a traditional Asian analgesic ointment used as a multi-purpose topical treatment of a broad range of deep muscle tissue complaints as well as being effective on insect bites and sinus issues.
Tiger Balm comes in two different strengths: White, the milder of the two, and Red.
Tiger Balm White is the milder of the two Tiger Balms. This traditional Chinese ointment is commonly used to alleviate a broad range of ailments.
Tiger Balm is produced to a traditional Chinese formula; Tiger Balm White offers subtle pain relief for aches and sprains, but doesn't penetrate deep into muscles like Tiger Balm red. The balm is completely absorbed by the skin when massaged into areas where symptoms are experienced.
Tiger Balm Red is the most potent ointment in the Tiger Balm range. It gives deep penetrating pain relief for the most persistent sprains and deep muscle tissue damage. Its specialised ingredients also allow it to unblock sinuses and ease tension and stress when worked into the muscles around the neck and temples.
Tiger Balm Red has the additional active ingredients of Cajuput oil, Dementholised mint oil and Cassia oil; these three aromatic oils give Red Tiger Balm an extra bite and penetrative power. When applied liberally, the red analgesic ointment sits on top of the skin, being absorbed over time helps ease most muscular niggles and helps relieve stress and tension.
Found close at hand in most households in Asia, Tiger Balm is the go-to solution for minor and moderate aches, pains, stings and itches alike, and in many cases it is applied to the temples, neck and shoulders to induce relaxation at the end of the day. Many use it when they are not ill at all, but to relieve tension that may be building up, such as on a long drive.
Alternatively, it can also be used as smelling salts when feeling drowsy or exhausted; the strong menthol smell helps concentration and brings on a state of alertness.
Tiger Balm has been produced for centuries in China. In Asia, there are thousands of different kinds of balm, all of which can be used to cure and ease a variety symptoms.
Tiger Balm has been produced and used extensively in Asia for over a hundred years. Tiger Balm is a general-use ointment, and it is used daily by millions across the world.
As awareness of alternative medicines is growing in the West, more and more traditional Asian ointments and alternative remedies to managing pain of illnesses are becoming commonplace in Europe and America.
Tiger Balm has made the transition from East to West seamlessly because it is fast-acting and efficient.
The motto of Tiger Balm is 'works where it hurts’; this motto very well sums up Tiger Balm’s all-purpose applications.
Remember, it’s for external use only and should not be used on broken skin, but apart from this it can be applied to most other ailments.