Tiger Balm Red - Powerful, herbal relief from aches and pains

I have been using Tiger Balm for more than a decade now. Although it works well for backache, shoulder pain etc. what I use it the most for is my Migraine headaches. This is the only balm that works to relieve moderate migraine pain. As long as I can avoid popping a Disprin/Ibuprofen, I would prefer to use the Tiger Balm.


You can spot a Tiger balm easily even amongst a horde of other pain balm bottles due to its characteristic hexagon shape and bright orange colour. The running tiger on the box and glass jar is also a familiar feature. The reddish orange balm has a strong captivating aroma - at least I LOVE it :) I know that sounds weird, but I really like that strong aroma. It disappears gradually though in a few hours.

On application the balm offers a cooling sensation which is quite pleasant and then gradually you feel a warming sensation. Whether it is the aroma that does the magic or the mix of ingredients working together, I do not know. But  in most cases my headache disappears after sometime. At times when the migraine is severe, it does not totally get rid of the pain, but does provide some relief.


Ingredients: Camphor (11%) and Menthol (10%)
Inactive Ingredients: Cajuput Oil, Clove Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Dementholized Mint Oil, Yellow Soft Paraffin and Hard Paraffin.

The balm has never broken me out. Well, I have been using it for more than 10 years and my skin and system is now totally adapted to it. However, if you are using it for the first time, then do read the instruction leaflet carefully.


You can purchase it in Boots (£4.30 for 19g) or if you are travelling to Singapore, India, Thailand or China, you can purchase it there for a cheaper price.

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