Tiger Balm Red Ointment
Tiger Balm Red contain a unique blend of the finest quality essential oils. The active ingredients are camphor, menthol, cajuput oil, mint oil and clove oil. Tiger Balm Red also contains cassia oil. The actions and traditional use are shown in the table below. See packs for full ingredients.
When Tiger Balm is applied to the skin, the rubefacient and analgesic properties provide symptomatic relief from the pain and discomfort associated with the muscular aches and pains of muscles and joints, arthritis pain, rheumatism pain and backaches. The active ingredients in camphor and the natural essential oils in Tiger Balm dilate the peripheral blood vessels and bring blood closer to the skin's surface. This produces increased circulation and warmth. The increase in blood flow speeds up the healing process. This also increases the temperature of the skin and the sensation of warmth serves as a distraction from the pain. The local analgesic effect reduces the sensation of pain.
|Active Ingredient||Actions and Traditional Use|
|Camphor||Acts as a counter-irritant to produce a feeling of warmth and then a soothing coolness to help relieve pain. Camphor also acts as a rubefacient, meaning it increases blood flow|
|Cajuput Oil and Cassia Oil (Tiger Balm Red only)||Works as a stimulant to create a sensation of warmth|
|Clove Bud Oil||A highly aromatic oil that acts as a local anaesthetic to temporarily relieve pain|
|Mint Oil and Menthol||Menthol dilates the blood vessels to produce a feeling of coolness and a temporary pain relieving effect.|
Read safety directions. Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only. Can be fatal to children if swallowed. Do not apply to children under 2 years of age except under the advice and supervision of a physician.
Can Assist with
Use as a chest rub to relieve nasal congestion. It can also be used for the temporary relief of muscular and joint aches and pains and arthritis pain. Can also assist with headaches, nausea, as well as colds and flu symptoms
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST SEE YOUR DOCTOR/HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.