Tiger Balm Red is a herbal ointment designed to soothe and relieve aching joints and muscles. Tiger Balm contains specially-selected natural ingredients used traditionally to calm irritation and swelling due to sprains strains backache and arthritis. It may also help relieve discomfort from tension headaches and itchiness caused by insect bites. The Tiger Balm formula includes Cajuput Oil and Clove Oil to fight irritation. Both these substances promote the dilation of capillaries in muscles: which helps increase blood flow and drain away lactic acid which causes muscular pain. This soothing cream can be applied directly to the skin and includes menthol camphor and cinnamon oil which act as numbing analgesics to help reduce pain. These ingredients also soothe the affected area and stimulate the senses with strong aromatherapeutic properties.