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What is Tiger Balm?


Tiger Balm is an over-the-counter (OTC) topical analgesic used for the relief of minor aches and pains from arthritis, muscle strain, headaches, or backaches. Tiger Balm promotes blood flow around injured areas and sore muscles. Tiger Balm also has an anesthetic effect, which penetrates deep down into muscle tissue to numb pain. Tiger Balm is an herbal analgesic that contains ingredients such as methyl salicylate, camphor, capsicum, and menthol. It is available as an ointment, oil, spray, lotion, patch, cream, or plaster.

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