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Tiger Balm


Tiger Balm is the trade name for a heat rub manufactured and distributed by Haw Par Healthcare in Singapore. It was originally developed in the 1870s by a herbalist, Aw Chu Kin, in Rangoon, Burma, who asked his sons Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par on his deathbed to perfect the product.[citation needed]

Tiger Balm is available in two variants:

  • Tiger Balm Red - contains cassia oil, for muscular aches and pains.
  • Tiger Balm White - for headaches, nasal congestion, stuffy nose, insect bites and itchiness.


Ingredient[1] RedWhite
Dementholised[2] mint oil6%16%
Cajuput oil7%13%
Clove bud oil5%1.5%
Cassia oil5% 

The remainder is a petroleum jelly and paraffin base. The red variety also contains ammonium hydroxide, which acts as the colouring agent.

See also


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