Tiger Balm: Benefits, Uses, Effects?- Uses and Benefits of Tiger Balm
When we talk about traditional medicine, a large part of the healing techniques has its roots in Northern Asia, particularly in China. The treatments differ from one disease to another, such as acupuncture and the application of substances extracted from plants and eventually animals.
Tiger Balm is a product made of medicinal plants. Chinese healers use it to soothe and heal certain muscle pains. So was the case during the imperial era.
Used as an analgesic, the effectiveness of this ointment is more than demonstrated. Indeed, this cream has a worldwide reputation since it began to be marketed.
From its inception until today, the manufacturing process has not changed, ie the ancient technique is still used, although transformation tools have been upgraded to ensure production in larger quantities.
Tiger Balm is ideal for the treatment of muscle and bone pain, and acts very well in the joints, or those inconvenience caused by fatigue, as used to tears or muscle aches, stress, and headaches.
The richness of each of its ingredients helping to relieve pain, promotes and speeds healing of part to be treated. This essence is very beneficial for athletes and people who play sports.
Tiger Balm pain
Very fashionable now, this ancient oriental balm becomes a natural choice to relieve pain and fundamental ingredient of most exotic massage.
Cold and hot at the same time, that's what you feel when you UNTAS tiger balm on the skin. From Asia, provides effective relief from muscle pain, bruises, sprains ... The ointment is manufactured primarily in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Taiwan.
Based mint, camphor, clove oil, cinnamon and paraffin, all plants are chosen for their known healing properties, and its anti-inflammatory and analgesic power, the Tiger Balm, Tiger Balm or has become one today of the best known remedies.
The balm can be found in two versions: one white, with more mint and another red, with cinnamon oil.
For over 100 years, the ointment has been used to soothe, using external use different types of pain, such as headaches, muscle ailments and rheumatoid arthritis, and to improve blood flow, relieve nasal congestion and respiratory problems. All ingredients are today known for their pharmaceutical profits.
Among relieves pain effectively stand headaches, as applied to the temples and the base of the neck, provides freshness and rapid improvement.
You may have been one of the most profitable ways of the past centuries. In 1870, the Chinese herbalist Aw Chu Kin settled in Rangoon (Malaysia) to develop and enhance the cream that became known worldwide as the Tiger Balm.
The essence of camphor dilates blood vessels in the skin and produces a feeling of warmth, is anti-inflammatory, analgesic and respiratory stimulant.
In turn, menthol, spread on the skin, used to relieve muscle aches and other ailments, while oil cayeput is known for its insecticidal effect (Tiger Balm repels mosquitoes), analgesic, antirheumatic, expectorant.
Finally, clove essential oil are attributed powerful anti-inflammatory, expectorants and analgesic properties.
But above all, as important as the natural composition of tiger balm, is the implementation of a long, gently massage the painful area. Massage and balm must always go hand in hand, thus the product will perform in depth and the effect will be faster and more durable.
There is much kind of tiger balm but are marketed balm white tiger and red tiger balm. At home we usually use the two as it has very good but very different properties each despite being made with the same ingredients as only changes the ratio.
Ingredients Red Tiger Balm are:
-Camphor: 11 /%
Essentially Clove oil: 5%
Essentially cajeput oil 7%
Essentially Peppermint oil: 6%
Especially Chinese cinnamon oil 5%
However the white tiger balm although the same change in proportion:
Essentially Clove oil: 1.5%
Cajeput oil essentially: 13%
Essentially Peppermint oil: 16%
Especially Chinese Cinnamon Oil: Not wearing
Interestingly though the components are the same, the proportion confers its main qualities are totally contrary,. And while the red tiger balm has heating properties, white tiger balm has cooling properties.
By having different properties both red tiger balm that gives heat as the white tiger balm is used for refreshing alternatives.
Red tiger balm we can use it mainly for the following:
Dolores and muscle-contracture
-As muscled heater before and after sports.
-To relieve insect bites
-Sprains and contusions
In all these cases all we have to do is apply a small amount of balm on the affected area and massage until complete absorption area.