Tiger Balm Red (Strong) from Lierre Canada

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Invented in the 1870s, this pain relieving ointment has been perfected throughout the past century and has now become a household name across the world.

The red tiger balm formula contains cinnamon oil and has a higher concentration of both menthol and clove bud oil, and it therefore has a stronger scent and creates more heat than the white balm.

Indications: For the temporary relief of minor muscular aches and pains due to:

  • Over-exertion
  • Backaches
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pains

Net Wt 18g/0.63oz

The iconic Tiger Balm is the best known product on this list, having made a discernable impact on North American market and become a household name across the country. Tiger Balm comes in a variety of formats, but the major two are the white and red formulas. Almost identical in composition, these two balms do have different uses, properties and effect; the red formula is notably stronger, and creates a mild heat sensation as well as a cooling one, whereas the white formula is more versatile and simply cooling.

White

As mentioned before, the white formula is more commonly used as a decongestant than the red one, due to its proportionally higher content in mint; as it is milder, it can also be less irritating to the skin for prolonged use, and very small quantities can be applied to more sensitive zones. Mucous regions, however, should still be avoided altogether.

Uses:

  • Decongesting chest, nose
  • Relief from minor headaches caused by muscular tension
  • Can be used to relieve muscle and joint pains
  • Relief from menstrual pain

Medicinal ingredients:Dementholised mint oil, cajeput oil, camphor, menthol, clove oil

Strength: ★★★☆☆

Versatility:★★★★★

Red

With its slight scent of cinnamon and cloves, the red formula has a higher camphor content than its counterpart. It is therefore used mainly for pain relief, though it also creates a cooling sensation on the skin.

Uses:

  • Primarily for muscle and joint pain
  • Can be used to relieve pains caused by arthritis, backaches, over-exertion

Medicinal ingredients: Camphor, menthol, cajeput oil, dementholised mint oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil

 Strength: ★★★★☆

Versatility:★★★★☆

Lierre stocks various types of herbal products and natural remedies, including plasters, balms and ointments. Though most of our herbal formulas are only available on prescription or to trained professionals, our selection of herbal remedies can be used by anyone for quick and easy relief from muscular and articular tensions and pains.

Lierre’s great selection of tried-and-true plasters, balms and medical oils will provide you with quick and easy pain relief. When your patients require pain relief plasters, you can pick from our wide selection herbal products, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine to ensure they get the right treatment. Each of these plasters have a long a history of proven effectiveness and safety.

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