In 1870, a Chinese herbalist located in Burma, called Aw Chu Kin, observed after several rediscovered ancient remedies, a mixture of various active substances - such as camphor, clove and menthol - really relieved pain patients.
We owe our knowledge of this balm through his two son Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, which had the idea to commercialize this discovery.
The name of Tiger Balm, comes not because it contains the tiger as many may think, but just the name of first son Haw, which means tiger and the Far East, the animal is synonymous with strength and vitality.
The home remedy created by their father and will become a best seller internationally known in the world with millions of cans sold each year.
Therapeutic Uses: o Muscle pain: Tiger Balm is used to relieve muscular pain due to overexertion related to sport, work or leisure, the back pain, arthritis and muscular problems.
By improving blood circulation which will increase your energy, Tiger Balm helps to relax muscles and reduce inflammation of joints and tendons.
Thus, it relieves pain and helps the healing process.
o Migraines and headaches: This ointment is also used to relieve migraines and headaches, whether mild or moderate.
o Mosquito bites: It can be applied topically to relieve itching and speed the disappearance of the button and redness.
o Cough: His strong minty smell, gives a feeling of well being, and helps move nasal voice if they are obstructed, which will help your breathing and thus your oxygenation.
To do this, just to massage the chest and back with the balm and let it work.
Tiger Balm can be found in two forms: Red or White.