Tiger balm ingredients

Cajeput oil

 - 7% in red tiger balm

The cajeput or cajeputier is an aromatic tree whose bark is white is detachable. Of the Myrtaceae family, the Cajeput is native to Indonesia, Australia and Vietnam. It is also an abundant tree in the Philippines and Malaysia. It draws an essential oil that is steam distilled from the leaves and buds of cajuput which belongs to the family Myrtaceae, and grows wild in the Far East. It is also found in Indonesia and Australia. A strong scent of camphor and also distills varieties Melaleuca cajeputi and quinquenervia. Gasoline is close to Niaouli. Also, from that of Eucalyptus and pine, but its action is softer. Blends well with: juniper, sandalwood. Malaysia and Java, cajeput oil is a traditional remedy against cholera and rheumatism. It is traditionally used as a general antiseptic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, tonic, antipyretic, expectorant, vermifuge. Essential oil is stimulating and invigorating.


 - 25% in both the tiger balm

Camphor is a slender column large tree growing in southern China, Taiwan and Japan. His persistent bloom is tough, juvenile pink and light green below is murky. An essential oil is extracted from the leaves or trees aged 50 years. Camphor was already used in the XIth century by the Arabs, for its antiseptic and cardiotonic properties. During the distillation of wood or root, crystals are obtained (toxic) that were once commonly used in perfumery, they went into the manufacture of mothballs, in preparations for embalming and as incense.


 - 5% in the red tiger balm
 - 1.5% in the white tiger balm

Clove The family includes 500 species of trees varnished foliage persistent, distributed in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, SOUTHEAST Asia and Australia. Introduced in Europe in the fourth century by the Arabs. Its origin was discovered by Marco Polo. The Dutch struggled long to maintain this monopoly spices. It was Pierre Poivre who around 1747, ushered in Mauritius and Bourbon islands thus breaking the monopoly. Today Zanzibar is the world's largest producer. Cloves nail traditionally chewed to fight against nausea and retained in the mouth to relieve toothache. We brought them on themselves (stitched in orange) to protect against the plague as Queen Elizabeth II. Is extracted from an essential oil (leaves and nails) containing eugenol which has properties: aromatic, insecticide, antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic widely used in dental surgery, but also in cosmetology.

Cassia fistula (cinnamon china)

 - 5% in red tiger balm

Cassia senna also called False, Averse golden, Casse is a tree of 8 to 10 meters from India of the family Caesalpiniaceaes. This tree erected, rounded and spread and has a deciduous. Its yellow flowering occurs from late spring to summer in fragrant clusters. Like many of the genre all its parts are used in some pharmacopoeias having astringent, antiseptic, purgative, treats dysentery. Externally pursuant to snake bites, scorpion stings and impetigo. The pulp surrounding the toxic seeds is edible, sweet taste, it is rich in pectin and mucilage. Attention is very laxative. It contains anthracénosides (derived from rhein and anthraquinone) in larger doses as senna traditionally used in western pharmacopoeia. In Asia the flowers are offered during religious ceremonies. And Australia (pituri) and some African tribes the foliage of the ash are integrated mix of magic herbs chewed.

Peppermint oil

 - 6% in the red tiger balm
 - 16% in the white tiger balm

The flowering part is harvested for essential oil. It is believed that peppermint is native to the Middle East. It is the result of hybridization between water mint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Usually sterile, it spreads by the stolons or suckers (low branches that develop roots in contact with the ground). Today there are several varieties of peppermint is cultivated in the world entier. Prevent post-surgical nausea (inhalation); relieve headaches (topically).


 - 10% in the red tiger balm
 - 8% in the white tiger balm

Menthol is a covalent organic compound obtained either by synthesis or from the extraction of the essential oil of peppermint or other mint essential oils. Local anesthetic to relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps, sprains, migraines. It's a decongestant for the respiratory tract and sinuses. The menthol's ability to chemically trigger cold-sensitive receptors in the skin is responsible for the well known cooling sensation that it provokes once absorbed.