Tiger Balm is made from a secret herbal formulation that dates back to the times of the Chinese emperors. It is effective a number of ailments including headaches, migraines, coughs, etc. Tiger Balm is manufactured and distributed in Singapore by Haw Par Healthcare.
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As an athlete (table tennis), one common complain is experiencing muscle soreness or pain.
The thick and oily goop gives an icy warm feeling when I spread the ointment generously onto my sore muscles. In addition to the slight fragrance of menthol, the product is very comforting. With Tiger Balm, I'm often on a quick road to recovery.
This is definitely the to-go product if you want an effective and fast relief for muscular aches.
I remembered how my mum used to apply Tiger Balm on the mosquito bites on my body when I was young. I love the cooling sensation which really works to relieve the itchy mosquito bites. Come to think of it, I'm really thankful for the invention of this superb formula or else I would have many suffered many scars from the incessant scratching!
The best part is that a small bottle of Tiger Balm is very affordable and can last you for a long time. However, what I do not like is the oily formula which may dirty your hands. A good solution to this problem is to use cotton buds to apply the lotion.
Always a favorite.
When I was young, I could always remember my mum telling me to apply Tiger Balm whenever I had a bruise. But I actually hated the smell, I found it too overpowering! The effects were good, but the smell was terribly strong. So my mum had to chase me around the house when I was young just to place it on me, she said.
Today, as I look back on what my mum has said, I find myself quite ridiculous. In fact, I don't think the smell is overpowering at all. I'm starting to grow used to the smell, and whenever I have a bruise, I don't ever hesitate to use it at all! I recall falling once and suffering a huge bruise on my knee. However, after applying the cream, my bruise immediately healed within a week. I would definitely recommend anyone to use this, especially since it's highly effective.
Really nostalgic and useful!
Tiger balm is like a must in every household, and there's definitely a small jar of it somewhere in he house. Tiger balm works for many different problems and helps in many ways. Example it can be used to soothe the itchiness of mosquitoe bites, aid in the recovery of bruises, and even soothes the symptoms of nausea and giddiness! It's like multi-purpose, an the best part is that it actually really helps alot!
Although there is a strong smell, I find myself liking that smell very much! My grandma gets dizzy very oftenly, that's why she brings along a jar of tager balm with her wherever she goes, it's like a really effective but inexpensive remedy. It's a life saver indeed when you feel really gift and nausea on the bus or something.
An athlete's friend
Runners would definitely have seen Tiger Balm setting up rub down stations at the end points. If you weren't the first few to cross the finishing line, you would have to stand in line for a very long time to get a post race rub down.
I remember Tiger Balm cream being used. It smelt better and isn't as hot as the Tiger in the little glass jars, It spreads easily over your skin and combining with the masseur's skill, gives you relief from your exertions.
I have carried along with a small jar of Tiger Soft, the one which is a white coloured paste instead of the orange one, as a precaution. I use it for a variety of ailments, mozzie bites, muscle aches and even as a perk me up.
It doesn't cost all that much and it is definitely a great thing to have in your bag.
A necessity in every household.
Tiger balm is some serious stuff. I mean, it can help with practically anything. I'm not exaggerating. I get some pretty serious headaches when I'm out in the sun and it is usually accompanied by a terrible giddiness.
My mum always carries a tiny tub of tiger balm in her handbag at the ready so that I can use it whenever I feel giddy. She tells me to rub a tiny bit just below my nose and -BAM- just like that it goes away. I can't explain why, but it does. Yes the stuff smells strange, but a minute of weird smelling stuff is way better than giddiness trust me.
You can't live without
Every Singaporean must have a tub of Tiger Balm at home.
The first ointment that comes to my mind when I am down with a stomach ache, headache or giddiness is Tiger Balm. My elders practically cannot live without Tiger Balm, especially my grandmother who uses it on a daily basis to ease her of pain from rheumatism.
I remember there was a time when I was a child, my aunt applied Axe Oil on my chest when I was coughing very badly, but the stinging, spicy sensation caused by Axe Oil was too much for me. Seeing me wailing non-stop, she quickly wiped it off and applied Tiger Balm instead.
Gone was the stinging feeling, came a comfortable warmth.
Tiger Balm is truly the 'best partner' for all aged and young.
This little tub of ointment is pure magic. Nuff' said.
When I was a little boy and complained of a stomach ache or was about to hurl (I used to suffer from motion sickness really badly in the past), my dad would just ask me to rub it on the affected area. Lo and behold, I managed to stave off the worst and feel a lot better after that! After I grew up a little, I always wondered whether it was really that effective, or it was just a placebo effect. I never found out.
Nevertheless, whenever something goes awry now at home, I'll still whip out my good old tub and hope that it works again. Truly a Singaporean classic.
I hardly use Tiger Balm nowadays (Aloe Vera now reigns) but it was definitely somewhat of a necessity for me back in my childhood days.
In the past, whenever insect bites showed up on my body, or when I got headaches, my parents would simply thrust a small tub of Tiger Balm into my hands and make me apply it on the affected area.
Although I loathed the smell of it in the past, it was only after I grew up that I realized that there was no cure as effective as Tiger Balm. It always managed to soothe the itchiness of the insect bites, and relieve my headaches with utmost efficiency.
Tiger Balm is slowly phasing out, as odourless creams and ointments are all the rage now, but to me, it'll always be the best.
Great for Soothing Itchiness
Tiger balm is one of the most useful and practical things to carry around with you. The container comes in several sizes, even small enough that it is portable so it is possible to bring it everywhere you go.
Although Tiger balm is advertised as a muscle pain or ache relief, there is another use for it! I actually apply tiger balm onto my insect bites because it helps to relieve the itching as well. Once I went overseas during the summer season and the summer flies were so prevalent that I was quite badly bitten. Regular creams did not help to sooth the itching as there were just too many bites, or they were just not effective enough. Left with no other option, I desperately grabbed my tiger balm and applied it onto my bites. Surprisingly, it actually worked and made me feel much, much better!
From then on I always felt that tiger balm was the best multi-purpose ointment to have with you and since I am always prone to having insect bites, it is especially useful to me. It also does not have a very strong minty smell that might be found it other types of creams and the texture is smooth and creamy.