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Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm, drawing inspiration from centuries of Chinese wisdom, presents a distinctive formulation crafted with herbal active ingredients that have been proven effective.

This familiar ointment is available in the UK in two formulations; Tiger Balm Red for temporarily relieving muscular aches and pains, and Tiger Balm White for treating tension headaches and temporarily relieving muscular aches and pains.

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Ultimate Guide to Tiger Balm

What is Tiger Balm?

Tiger Balm is a topical ointment that is made from a blend of essential oils and specific herbal ingredients. These ingredients work together to provide relief from various discomforts, including muscle aches, and headaches.

One of the key ingredients in Tiger Balm is camphor, known for its cooling effect on the skin and its ability to reduce inflammation. Another essential component is menthol, which provides a soothing sensation and helps to numb pain receptors.

Tiger Balm Red Ointment
Tiger Balm Red Ointment
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The Ingredients of Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm's effectiveness lies in its unique blend of ingredients. Let's take a closer look at the key components and their properties.

Key Components and Their Properties

Tiger Balm contains a combination of natural ingredients, including camphor, menthol, cajuput oil, and clove oil. These ingredients provide a cooling and analgesic effect, helping to relieve pain and discomfort.

The Role of Each Ingredient

  • Camphor: Known for its antimicrobial properties, camphor helps to reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
  • Menthol: Menthol produces a cooling sensation on the skin and acts as a mild anaesthetic, providing relief from pain and itching.
  • Cajuput Oil: Derived from the leaves of the cajuput tree, this oil has antiseptic properties and can help relieve muscle and joint pain.
  • Clove Oil: Clove oil is known for its analgesic properties, making it effective in reducing toothache and muscle pain.

Additional Benefits of Tiger Balm

Aside from its pain-relieving properties, Tiger Balm also offers additional benefits. The combination of camphor and menthol not only helps to alleviate pain but can also improve blood circulation in the affected area. This increased blood flow can aid in the healing process and reduce swelling.


The Various Uses of Tiger Balm

One of the primary uses of Tiger Balm is pain relief. Whether you're dealing with sore muscles, joint pain, or tension headaches, applying Tiger Balm to the affected area can provide soothing relief and promote relaxation.

Furthermore, Tiger Balm can be used to alleviate the discomfort caused by conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, offering a welcome respite from chronic pain.


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