During my Around The World Beauty Chinatown video I talked about Tiger Balm.
I got introduced to this in Thailand at the floating market. Tiger Balm is made from a number of different medicinal plants including; clove bud oil, camphor, cajuput oil, and menthol . It’s a beauty must-have in most of Asia.
It helps treat:
- muscular paints
- mosquito bites
- stomach pains
- nasal congestion
This balm was first created in Burma by a Chinese Herbalist in the 1870’s. Back in the day it was made with actual tiger bone. How dope is that? Tiger bone was considered a famous Chinese ingredient dating back 1,500 years. It’s sold in over 100 countries and in the 1930’s the Aw family released it in Honk Kong and Singapore.
I use it mostly when I’m experiencing body aches. The Tiger Balm is literally a Chinese version of the Latino cure-all, Vicks Vapor — but all natural!