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Anyone Used Tiger Balm?

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EternalOptimist7 · 20/10/2020 11:07

I’ve heard it’s good for general aches & pains. We sell it at work for £1. Is it worth getting some?

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SausageRoll2020 · 20/10/2020 11:12

It's excellent for muscle pain.
The red one can stain so I tend to use it at night time and then pop on old clothes I don't really care about.

Also, where do you work that sells it for just £1? It's way more than that in Boots!

Cascade220 · 20/10/2020 11:14

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Mrsjayy · 20/10/2020 11:16

Yes it good for joints warms them up lovely, BTW where do you work ive not been able to get it for ages.

DelphineWalsh · 20/10/2020 11:17

There's a lot of fake-a-likes out there and for a £1 I wouldn't expect that to be the real thing. The genuine tiger balm (red or white) is good for soothing aching muscles.

Mrsjayy · 20/10/2020 11:20

Our chemist used to sell small tubs for £2 but they haven't had any in for ages

something2say · 20/10/2020 11:30

It's the only thing I EVER put on insect bites. Cools them down, the end, goodbye bite.

EternalOptimist7 · 20/10/2020 14:47

I work at The Range

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PurpleHoodie · 20/10/2020 14:53

Is it the original recipe?

(Akin to 'Is Cadbury's chocolate the same as the 70s-90s in the UK?)

If yes, then the answer is yes: It's like Vick's on happy juice.

If not. No.

EternalOptimist7 · 20/10/2020 15:10

I’ve just googled the original & what I sold looks identical. It’s only a small jar for £1 but if it’s genuine I will give it a try.

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Weirdfan · 20/10/2020 15:14

I used to buy it from the Chinese Herbalist shop years ago for a tenner for a little pot and it was amazing for headaches. Have bought cheaper versions and not found it as good so not sure about the pound stuff but the proper stuff is brilliant.

whatonearthmother · 20/10/2020 15:18

I use the white one for headaches as well. It is amazing

rorosemary · 20/10/2020 15:22

Start out with just a little bit well rubbed out, it tends to get hotter after a while and slathering your muscle in it could become quite intense.

User0ne · 20/10/2020 15:55

I've never found the decent stuff for less than £4 a jar (tiny jar lasts for ages). Totally worth the money

dancerdog · 20/10/2020 16:18

That's it! The Range! I knew I had bought it somewhere for £1.00.

Yes, I think it is very good, and the £1.00 version was better than the £6.00 version I have to buy when I forgot where I got it before.

Dowser · 20/10/2020 16:58

Serrapeptase on an empty stomach.. need to get into system takes about 6 weeks and msm powder
It’s a sulphur based powder
DMSO from regency organic diluted to 70 per cent with distilled water also excellent
A good therapeutic massage also excellent

KenAdams · 20/10/2020 17:03

Yes but you need the original one. We were raised on Tiger Balm!

PuddleglumtheMarshWiggle · 20/10/2020 17:27

I grew up in Hong Kong so Tiger Balm was our standard treatment for cuts, bruises, muscle ache and headaches. Just the smell takes me back to those times, when Hong Kong was peaceful...!
I also remember visiting the Tiger Balm gardens which had some beautiful gardens but also some grotesque tableaux. I think it was supposed to be a depiction of hell and torture. It certainly gave me nightmares!

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