Created by a Chinese herbalist in the late 1870s, Tiger Balm is a mild analgesic made from a combination of natural ingredients -- primarily menthol and camphor, as well as mint and clove essential oils. Today, people around the world use the soothing balm to relieve minor aches and pains.
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Aches and Pains
Tiger balm relieves nearly any minor ache or pain, including joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis or rheumatism, muscle pain after hard work or exercise, a stiff neck, and tight muscles or headaches resulting from tension or stress. The balm also soothes minor strains.
Tiger Balm increases blood flow at the surface of the skin, creating a feeling of warmth. Some users may experience a burning or cold sensation, which is usually mild and short lived. To prevent discomfort, don't use Tiger Balm more than one hour before a shower or bath. Similarly, wait at least 30 minutes after bathing. Don't use Tiger Balm if your skin is chapped or irritated by shaving rash, sunburn or windburn.