Tiger Balm: Benefits, Reviews, Warnings?
You may have been one of the most profitable ways of the past centuries.
Chinese emperors used it to soothe your aches and commercialized an herbalist in the nineteenth century. Since then he is the world's best selling Natural ointment.
Based on traditional Chinese medicine, the requested formula contains active principles of plants known for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic power, as the essence of camphor tree, cinnamon, peppermint oil, clove oil and cayeput.
It is manufactured in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Taiwan and the country reseller in Europe is the United Kingdom.
In the 1870s, 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 business expanded rapidly through the rest of Asia and currently the ointment is distributed and sold in over 100 countries. No wonder that the manufacturer, Haw Par Co. Ltd., is one of the leading companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.
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.
It is applied on the skin, massaging in inflammations, muscle and joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis and headaches. It can be used at all ages. Read the package leaflet before use and if in doubt, consult your doctor.
The essence of camphor recognized rubefacients effects (it dilates the blood vessels of the skin and produces a feeling of warmth), anti-inflammatory, analgesic (muscle and joint pain) and respiratory stimulants and essential oils of cinnamon provided in external use, similar effects of heat on the skin: they are rubefacients.
Developed in Burma in 1870 by the herbalist Aw Chun Kin, this balm was developed using the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. It has a rubefacient effect, ie, which dilates blood vessels causing a heating effect that causes the muscles and tendons thereby alleviating pain loose.
Tiger Balm is composed of menthol, camphor, clove essential oil, Cajeput essential oil and essential oil of Chinese cinnamon.
It has a rubefacient effect, ie, which dilates blood vessels causing a heating effect that causes the muscles and tendons thereby alleviating pain loose.
Camphor is a potent anti-inflammatory while menthol and cloves act as analgesics, this coupled with the antirheumatic action cajeput makes the tiger balm gives very good results in cases of any skeletal-muscular disease such as sprains, minor sprains , arthritis or osteoarthritis.
It is also a good remedy for headaches or neck pain tension.
We can find two types of Tiger Balm, red and white. The only difference between them is that the red balm contains the essential oil of Chinese cinnamon while white does not contain the essential oil.
Tiger Balm Red is often used for muscle and joint pain and has a warming effect.
The White Tiger Balm has a cooling effect and is often used for headaches, migraines and respiratory congestion.