Tiger Balm: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?


TIGER BALM: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?

Working with an Asian person, I have heard about the benefits of Tiger Balm, the details (which I found on the net figure below.) I have a preference for natural products that help healing (when you can afford it of course) because often the medicine is the only recourse. I had tendinitis which is eased by tiger balm. My colleague said that Asians in sevent for everything.

Be careful not to apply near the eyes or on mucous membranes, and for a child under 2 years.

What is it made of?
The real Tiger Balm is actually a mixture of camphor (between 17 and 25%), menthol (from 8 to 12%), cajeput oil (6 to 8%), mint oil (between 8 and 10%), gasoline clove (between 1 and 2%) and gasoline for red currant balm (between 1 and 2%). Finally paraffin is used for fixing the ointment (40 to 42% of the product).

Given the predominant presence of Camphor, it is not advisable to use this balm when one is under homeopathic treatment, as it is well known that camphor (not as mint, contrary to what is thought by the general public) reverses the effects of homeopathy.

How to choose?
Presentations: balsam exists in glass jars (about 20 g), tin (10 to 20 g net), oil (25 and 60 ml) and finally as a stick (20 g). There is no difference between these different product presentations. All are talking about comfort.

The prices they are variable. On average, expect between 6 and 9 euros for a glass jar or iron, 8 to 12 euros for oil and 7 to 9 euros for a stick.

The origins: it is better to focus behind Singapore and Shanghai.

Red or white?
White will be used for nasal congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, stiff neck, headache.

The red is more advisable for inflammation, muscle and bone and joint pain as well as back pain and lower back weakness.

How to use it?
Tiger Balm is used only outpatient treatment. It is very effective to treat:
. • Muscle pain
• Back pain.
• Arthritis (it helps its action to circulate blood and energy).
• Inflammation of the tendons and joints.
• The headaches. pursuant to the temples or forehead
• It is also recognized for some ENT disorders such as sinusitis or rhinitis, or cough under rubbed on the chest or inhaled.
• Employment balm is not recommended for pregnant women and children under 2 years.

Do not apply to mucous membranes and eyes, wash your hands after applying the balm and keep out of reach of children.

Is it forbidden?
The balm is not banned from sale in France . Various safety tests that were conducted conclude that less than 0.5% of cases tested triggered a skin reaction.

Instructions: The secret balm
The effectiveness of balm depends largely on how to apply it. Do not try to rub the balm or massaging the area as with a traditional oil or ointment must rub / heat balm!

1 Take a dab of balm and rub quickly with, for example, the edge of the hand as if you wanted to cut the body part you want to process.
2. Once you feel the heat, stop the friction, the balm will do the rest.

This little pot has been the victim of many ugly rumors , sale was even banned in France! Yet it is a really good product that is absolutely forbidden! It is found in pharmacies and on the internet , but beware, there are many copies of a lower quality, the origin of the product can help make the right choice (preferably China and Singapore ).

It was also invented in Singapore in 1926, and its name varies between Tiger Balm Balm and Chinese, which are actually the exact same chose.Il are 2 kinds: white and red balm balm, and virtues are totally different.

The white balm is good for headaches, migraines, respiratory problems, sinusitis and other nasal congestion (it can be used as the Vicks on the chest night).

The red balm is used in turn for muscle pain and back pain mainly (I suffer for years ...).

Operation is simple, just apply it on the painful area and massage a few minutes until its active ingredients act (we feel it gives off heat), no need to rub as traditional cream.

But what is it made of?
Of camphor , of menthol , mint oil, of essence of cloves and paraffin. Among other things, the composition of the balm is so long that if I have to write everything I should write for the rest of my life! But as essential oils and natural products.

It is widely used in Asian countries, and also by athletes because its benefits are well proven!

The price surprised me at first, € 10 for a mini pot, I told myself that I had yet been fooled by marketing, but THAT NENNI is an ally to the pains and needs little product per application, so he lasts long enough for its small capacity!

And you, what do you use for muscle pain?


The Tiger Balm are directly inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and the use of plants for their analgesic properties. Since thousands of years, Chinese herbalists and doctors mix of plant extracts to create oils, ointments and poultices to effectively relieve many pains. RED TIGER Balm is specially designed to relieve joint and muscle pain.

RED TIGER Balm contains:
Menthol (10%)
It is obtained from the essential oil of mint and is a potent local anesthetic that can quickly relieve sore muscles or experience cramps.
Camphor (25%)
It is extracted from the camphor tree, a large tree whose leaves, branches and bark is distilled: it is a powerful analgesic that will relieve joint and muscle pain.
Oil of Cinnamon from China (5%)
It will promote blood circulation, it helps relax the muscles and reduce inflammation in the tendons and joints.
Essence of Cajeput (7%)
She is known to relieve rheumatic pains.
Essence Clove (5%)
It allows massage to relieve pain due to its analgesic properties.
Oil Peppermint Essential Démentholisée (6%)
It perfectly complements the soothing effect of other plant substances.

RED TIGER Balm quickly offers relief from joint or muscle pain.
Recommendations for use

Massage the sore areas until completely absorbed.

Do not apply to children under 6 years.

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