Tiger Balm is a traditional medicine from Asia known to relieve many minor ailments. There are several types, each with different characteristics. We tell you everything.
White or red?
There are two types of tiger balm:
- Red : Contains more mint essence than the white balm. It is therefore recommended for inflammation, muscle pain and osteoarticular pain, as well as back pain and lumbar weakness.
- White : It is less effective but contains eucalyptus essential oil. It is used instead for nasal congestion, sinusitis, runny nose, torticollis, headaches, coughs, colds and insect bites.
Against muscle and joint pain
As it is anti-inflammatory and analgesic, it relaxes the muscles. Nothing is more effective for relieving torticollis, body pain, lower back pain and cervical pain. To do this, simply perform gentle circular massages on the affected area. Do the same for joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, knees, hips, ankles and shoulders.
Against stomach aches
To relieve painful menstrual cramps, constipation or diarrhea, massage a piece of tiger balm on the abdomen or lower abdomen in a clockwise direction for 5 minutes.
Against insect bites
It reduces the intensity of itching. All you need is a pinhead on a pimple, 3-4 times a day.
Against motion sickness
If you’re feeling sick in a car, plane, or boat, apply a little tiger balm directly to your lips.
Against corns on the feet
Rub the balm directly onto the corn. To make it even more effective, the balm can be heated. It penetrates more easily. Apply three times a day.
For minor burns
Rub a little on affected areas to relieve pain and prevent blisters. The sooner it is applied, the faster the burn will heal.