50 Stunning Uses of Tiger Balm – The Most Complete List at all times

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UPDATED: 8/26/2020 – NOW: 50 Tiger Balm Uses!

The Tiger Balm uses are innumerable and sometimes even unknown. Many people know that it is very effective against muscle pain, but in reality its benefits go beyond this single use. Here is a complete list never conceived before on the different jobs that this magic ointment can do for you:


1. Muscle pain: It calms the pain of sprains due to sports injuries or caused by accidents inside the home or elsewhere. (*Red)
2. Neck and shoulder pain: This widespread pain is caused mainly by poor sitting posture in the office all day and this condition is also often called the office syndrome. Sit with your back firmly inside the chair. Remember to NOT sleep on a bad mattress (older than 8 years or low quality ones). The balm will help if unfortunate pain does happen. (*Red)

3. Insect Bites: The ointment effectively and instantly weakens the itchy skin caused by mosquito bites, flies, and fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) caused by its very aggressive venom. (*White)

4. Sore throat: Apply the balm well on the throat to make it penetrate and let the herbs do their magic. (*White

5. Headache, Migraine: Apply on your forehead with a little bit of white balm and massage gently to loosen the tension. (*White)

6. Stomach pain / Painful Menstruation: In case of pain during menstruation, apply the ointment two to three times a day on the lower abdomen and carefully massage for a minute. This will relax you and it eases your pain. It can also be used for all other stomach pains issues. (*White)

7. Stuffy Nose: Put a small amount of white Tiger Balm under the nose so that the product’s essential oil can effective unblock the nasal passages by inhaling it. (*White)

8. Dizziness: After a busy day, or after a sleepless night, you may feel dizzy. To regain strength, open a jar, inhale the scents of the balm in order to relax and regain your spirits backs. (*White)

9. Drowsiness: You have seasickness, or have motion sickness while sitting inside the care, have always the travel sized jar in your wallet for soothing your discomfort. (*White)

10. Anti-inflammation: If you suffer from arthritis, rheumatism, gout or other inflammations of muscle tissue, the Tiger Balm Red or oil is the remedy to use. Indeed, it has the magic of improving blood circulation to relieve muscle tissue inflammation. (*Red)

11. Toothache: Put some balm on a clean cloth (alternative use a cotton ball) and rub on the painful area and miraculously the pain will subside almost instantly. It is strongly dis-advised not to swallow the ointment. You can also apply some balm onto your side of the cheek where it is hurting. The warming essential oils will be absorbed into the skin and teeth root areas of soothing your pain for good. (*White)

12. Burn Relief: Apply only the white version on minor burns caused while cooking or on other accident related occasions. This way, you will calm the pain of the burn and it will prevent these these small unsightly blisters appearing. Please do not use the red balm as the burn needs to be cooled (absolutely no heat). Another method is to have a small bucket of cold water, add some ointment into it and soak the burn area for 3-5 minutes.  In case of a serious burn, consult a doctor immediately. (*White)

13. Cold and flu Relief: Feeling Chills, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing at night, yes these are all common symptoms a cold/flu: Put some balm on the chest and massage until you feel this sensation of heat invade you, inhale deeply for one or two minutes until returning  to your normal breathing pattern for a nice relaxing and deep sleep. (*White)

14. Improve Blood Circulation: In winter, if you have cold feet and hands, the red balm can come to your rescue. Indeed, it can help improve and stimulate blood circulation. Carefully massage the cold areas with this old ancient ointment and surrender to this heat that will win you quickly over in form of warmness. (*Red)

15. Itchy Skin: It can be itchy in many ways, by touching a plant like poison ivy or having an allergy to perfume or food …. Apply some of this ointment to the itchy area, and that relieve you is on the way. Please, remember to find the cause of your itchiness to avoid it in the future. (*White)

16. Diarrhea Relief: This diarrhea can make your life very miserable, undoubtedly. How to get rid of it? 2 solutions are available to you:
1/ take a little bit of Tiger Balm and massage around the belly button area and cover it for two to three minutes with the palm of your hand. You will feel the heat spreading around your belly which results in the desired effect.
2/ Or, opt for a more radical but more delicate. Dab some balm on a cotton sheet and cover the anal area with the sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. Thus, the essential oils of the balm will calm the colon and stomach areas reducing this uncomfortable diarrhea. Use with caution. (*White)

17. Pain Free Exercise: Many athletes who put a lot of their effort into the competition will see an increase in uric acid in their body which leads to chest pain. In such cases apply the balm before running or doing your exercise on the chest to improve blood circulation resulting in peace and comfort during this sporting exercise. (*Red)

18. Cramp Relief: Put some balm on a wet towel and rub around the cramped area. The balm will work after five minutes. (*Red)

19. Reduces Eczema: The Balm works as a powerful moisturizer to stop this inflammation condition on the skin. (*White)

20. Reduces Fever: The cooling patch of tiger balm is a natural way to reduce fever. It is effective for both adults and children. (*White)

21. Athlete’s foot or Mycosis: You feel itchy between the toes and your epidermis is raw, put it on the infested area which will act much better than the chemical-based drugs. (*White)

22. Heals Minor Cuts: You have cut yourself by a sharp paper or knife, apply some onto the wound and instantly this burning sensation is gradually disappear. (*White)

23. Break up Chest Congestion: Rub the bottom of your feet and put on wool socks, natural vapors of the Tiger Balm will ease chest congestion (Thank you Linda for your comment)

24. Eases Bee/Wasp Stings: The natural ingredients of the balm will help to neutralize the poison of bee or wasp stings (thanks John for the comment)

25. Reduces Swelling: As the white Tiger Balm formula in itself is cooling, it is the perfect aid to reduce swelling due to injury. The coolness will numb the pain area as it interrupts the nerve signals to the brain. Further, cold slows down the formation of edema inside the muscle tissue which is the cause of swelling (*White)

26. Joint Pain Relief: As cold decreases, the blood flow and circulation in the joint area, the white ointment with its cooling properties will help out and reduce the pain. (*White)

27. Soothes Vertigo: Vertigo is often a problem inside the ear, causing a never-ending spinning sensation. Simply rub some of the white ointment on both sides of the temples for instant relief. (*White)

28. Reduces Bruises: Bruises are caused by minor accidents or injuries related to sports activities or common everyday tasks. The affected area starts to swell, and somethings discoloration of the skin is visible. The rescue is not far as the white version of the balm cools down the area and takes care of the pain, thus reducing the bruises. (*White)

Also Interesting: How exactly does Tiger Balm works

BEAUTY / Well-being RELATED:

29. An organic mosquito repellent (Deed Free): The balm is effective for avoiding mosquitoes during the summer seasons. No need for any chemical based Deed repellents. With this ointment you will be safe from dengue fever, malaria and other diseases related to the bites. Just apply on your arms and legs some Tiger Balm and you become a no-fly zone for the little blood suckers. (*White)

30. Fungus on nails: Indeed it does not look nice at all. Do not worry anymore; just apply the red balm on the nails for a few days to remove the fungus for good. Camphor is an excellent natural remedy to overcome the ugly fungus. (*White)

31. Organic Underarm Deodorant: You sweat a lot, and it bothers you a lot, especially during a business meeting, or in the middle of the yard, and you have tried everything but have not found a solution yet. Why not apply daily the soft version to areas of your body that are sweating a lot – you will see the effect pretty soon. As it will close sweat pores, it will leave a nice smell behind. I recommend the Lavender Soft version because of its nice smell.  (*White)

32. Wart & Ulster Remover:  The procedure is very simple, just apply the balm on the warts and massage for a few minutes. Repeat this for one to two weeks until the product penetrates deeply and kills the wart root once and for all. (*White)

33. Foot & Hand Corn Removal: Put an end to the ugly looking horns or other calluses by constantly applying the balm over several weeks. Use some small amount and apply on the horn and rub for a few minutes. If you like it to be more effective, you can place warm the balm up (placing over radiator, leaving in the sun for some time), so that the heated ointment penetrates even deeper and reaches the roots of the corns as well. (*White)

34. Ingrown Nails: Unsightly, very painful but there is a way you can get rid of it. Soak the nails in warm water to soften the area around them. Carefully cut the skin and nails in the area using a nail clipper. Then, gently apply the balm to this infected part. The balm will play its role as a powerful anti-inflammatory.  Healing will be assured and ultra-fast. (*White)

35. Thai Massage: The Tiger Balm is used by spas around the world for a total relaxation of a perfect body and mind. (*Red)

36. Anti-Stress: Feeling stressed can affect our behavior and our mind in a quit negative way. You want to calm down, relax at a lower cost, inhale Tiger Balm and it will instantly relax you. (*White)

37. Good Night Sleep: If you have problems with falling asleep, you can use the balm as well. Apply, under the nostrils before leaving in the arms of Morpheus,  you will spend a very calm night. (*White)

38. Bath Oil: Put Tiger Balm in your bathtub filled with hot water. Let the ointment dissolve completely. Then, step into the bathtub and enjoy this beneficial treatment for your whole body (recommended if you have a cold/flu) and it is way cheaper as buying a bathtub bomb. (*White)

39. Reduces Stretch Marks: To treat these small tears between the epidermis and the hypodermis, apply balm on these stretch marks for a while. No need to buy expensive creams. (*White)

40. Cracked Heels / Re-hydrates dry skin: If your feet are roughed up by dry air or because of the discomfort of your shoes, Tiger Balm is effective in re-hydrating your cracked heels. Put some balm in warm water and let your feet soak in for a good half hour. It’s also very relaxing. If you have no time for soaking, you can also apply the balm directly on the cracked heals 3 times a day. It takes around 3 weeks for the cracks to be closed. (*White)

Read More: Pain Relief Benefits of Tiger Balm


41. Odor Removal: A true champion to chase out the bad odors coming from the bathroom, the sink, the shower which could invade the whole house – for smelly closets or shoes it will help as well … Just leave an open jar of ointment in the area of smell  and this smell will disappear. (*White)

42. Termite Control: If you live for example in Florida or in other tropical countries you most likely being confronted with these small critters eating all your wood. . Spread the balm around wooden items like furniture. The film layer with the essential oil smell will keep termites away for good. (*White)

43. Effective Stain Remover: The White Balm can eliminate stains (for example paint) from your skin. Put a small amount of this ointment on the stain and rub under water until it dissolves completely. (*White)

44. Glue/Adhesive Remover: Faced with these resistant stickers that bother you and invade your home, your car, your office and always leave these little bits of left-over stickers around that continue to bug you? Well, help is on the way with the Tiger Balm that proves to seriously remove them with ease. Simply put balm on the affected spots and use a clean cotton sheet to easily remove the toughest stickers. (*White)

45. Squeaking Noise Remover: The chair, the door is making this squeaking nose and this turn you just crazy. The white balm or liniment oil are again here to help out. It is a temporary substitute for an oil lubricant to stop the squeaky nose. Simply apply and enjoy the silence. (*White)

46. Room Purifier: To get this organic scent simply mix the balm with water with a ratio of one gram per one liter. However you can adjust the ratio as you desire by adding more or less of the balm (oil formula is actually more recommended to get a stronger or lighter scent. Please this mixture in your scent diffuser, lean back to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing scent inside the house. (*White) / (*Red)

47. Pet Training: Cats and dog do not like the smell of camphor and clove. Safely apply to areas of house where you do not want your pets to approach. Due to smell they will stay away for good. Cover balm in a space where they cannot reach it to avoid eating, licking (Camphor is poison for animals) – (*White)

48. Potty Training: To prevent your dog from marking his territory on your expensive carpet or train your little puppy just leave a pot of Tiger Balm open around the area. It’s a natural and effective repellent that will keep your dog in check. (*White)

49. For Horses: If your horses are in heat, apply balm under their nostrils to keep them calm and block their female odor senses. Use only  a version that does not contain camphor like Tiger Balm with low Champor or Zam Buk. Moreover, horse jockeys use this trick during horse racing so that the horse can focus on the race and not on anything else.

50. Actor Training: Your role requires that you cry on the set, but you always have problems with it. Apply some white balm under your eyes and you will cry tears, as if it were true! (*White)

(*Red) = Use Tiger Balm Red
(*White) = Use Tiger Balm White

For more details about a complete ingredients list and its healing properties, please visit “Tiger Balm ingredients

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*Disclaimer: This list was researched from the internet from different sources. Unfortunately, we can not give a 100% guarantee if individual points really do work and the application/usage is at your own risk. This article reflects only a complete summary of existing blog articles from the Internet.

27 thoughts on “50 Stunning Uses of Tiger Balm – The Most Complete List at all times

  1. Seth says:

    I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell
    you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which too few men and women are
    speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I stumbled across this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  2. Yvonne C.Fortune says:

    First, I love your product ???? I’ve used it for years for aches and pains. My friend said that I can put it on my face to draw out impurities. Is this true? I mix it with Neosporin before applying. Please let me know if this is safe for my face. I’m using the white.

    • utopia_editOhLisa799644 says:

      You can but in limited quantity/use. Applying the tiger balm like a face cream is too much and might hurt the sensitive facial skin. Here and there it is ok, and yes only use the white tiger Balm as it is more cooling as the red one (it heats up). Even actress Oon Shu An uses Tiger Balm from time to time on your pimples

  3. Susan says:

    I have a wild tiger balm story. I was staying in the women’s quarters at a Thai forest monastery. I was alone. I got a terrible flu, extreme nausea, fever, aches, sore throat etc. I usually am sick for a week when I get the flu and this felt like it was going to be a bad one. It had just begun.

    For whatever reason, in the nun’s quarters there were GIANT VATS of tiger balm such as I had never seen in my life. Gallons and gallons and gallons.

    I got the crazy urge to cover myself in tiger balm. I don’t know why. So I did. I mean I used HANDFULS of the stuff and covered my skin head to toe with a thick layer. Almost immediately I began shivering like crazy. I felt hot and cold at the same time and crawled under all the blankets I had and lay there shivering and shivering (it was a hot tropical day outside) for about an hour or so.

    Then, all of the sudden, it stopped.
    And I was 100% better.

    I ran to the outdoor shower stall (amid geckos ) and turned on the water. I did not anticipate the CRAZY TIGER BALM BURN!! feeling that would happen with that much tiger balm on my skin. It was a memorable shower.

    Ever since (and this was almost 20 years ago) I’ve been really curious as to how the tiger balm knocked that infection out of me so fast. What was the mechanism? I haven’t been able to find out because I’ve never met anyone who has not only used but even heard of using so much at once. The only bottles I’ve been able to find back in the states are tiny, and like $8, so what I used would have cost hundreds of dollars here. It’s really insane. I’m still so curious. If anyone knows do let me know! And, if you ever catch a flu while surrounded by gallons of tiger balm, just know you’re all good.

    • Shop/Boutique EU Team says:

      Hi Susan,
      thank you so much for sharing your story. It is always great to hear such amazing stories of how a natural remedy can take away your suffering in no time. Unfortunately, times have changed and everything is getting more expensive. Indeed it is very hard, even impossible to find gallons of tiger balm somewhere to buy nowadays. Has it ever your mind cross to make homemade tiger balm? Of course it will not be as the original, but you can create your own tiger balm version in huge amounts.

  4. Monica says:

    After my Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis in 2009. I was put on Naprosyn and after some time i didn’t feel any different, so i started on a Natural RA Formula treatment protocol from Tiger Balm, the treatment effectively treated my Rheumatoid Arthritis condition. The swellings, stiffness, fatigue and joint/muscle/body pains has subsided, I feel better overall than i have felt in years. Its almost like a miracle!

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