What Is Battle Balm?
Battle Balm is a class of topical analgesic that is used for pain relief. It is an externally applied formula that utilizes empirically and clinically proven herbs from traditional Chinese medicine and modern Western medicine.
What is the History of Battle Balm?
The Battle Balm company was started in 2013 by a former electrical engineer turned acupuncturist and herbalist, Dylan Jawahir. Realizing a niche market for safer, healthier topical analgesics that provided pain relief while simultaneously nourishing and protecting the skin, Battle Balm was born.
What is in Battle Balm that makes it different?
Battle Balm is a blend of 20 plant ingredients with over 95% of the formula (by weight) being USDA certified organic. The more well-known pain relieving ingredients listed are menthol, camphor, cajeput, arnica, and wintergreen oil. These ingredients are common to many topical analgesics on the market today. The base of Battle Balm is 100% USDA certified beeswax and 100% USDA certified jojoba oil.
Are there different varieties of Battle Balm?
Battle Balm comes in three forms, or strengths. The first of which is Original Strength with 9% Menthol, 7% Wintergreen oil, 5% Camphor, 5% Cajeput. The second is Extra Strength with 12% Menthol, 9% Wintergreen oil, 7% Camphor, 5% Cajeput. The strongest form is Demon Strength with 16% Menthol, 15% Wintergreen oil, 11% Camphor, 7% Cajeput.
What are the uses of Battle Balm?
Battle Balm is categorized as a topical analgesic used to treat acute and chronic pain such as: Arthritis, joint pain, swelling, edema, neuropathic pain, muscle strains, spasms, tendonitis, and lumbago. The formula contains 20 ingredients, some of which have multiple uses other than for pain relief. Battle Balm lists other uses on their website, such as for alleviating sinus congestion due to the ingredients menthol and camphor. Another use listed for Battle Balm is as a treatment for minor toenail fungus and athlete's foot. Independent lab testing showed Battle Balm to be effective in killing common bacteria and fungus affecting human skin. The company website also provides a list of 20 alternative uses for Battle Balm on top of its pain relieving benefits.
How does Battle Balm compare to Tiger Balm?
Battle Balm is in the same main category of pain relief as Tiger Balm. Whereas Tiger Balm uses mineral oil and paraffin as a base, Battle Balm uses natural and organic plant-derived beeswax and jojoba oil. Both products use menthol and camphor to treat pain. Tiger Balm is more well known in the pain relief circles due to its history of use and its widespread distribution. Battle Balm is a great alternative for those that either have sensitivity to petroleum based products, support organic and natural alternatives, and/or are interested in eco-friendly manufacturing and sustainability.
Tiger Balm - 1972 was released on: USA: 1972
Tiger Balm is a popular topical ointment used to treat aches and pains. It is available over-the-counter at many drugstores. It comes in jars, tubes, and other applications. The average price of a small jar of Tiger Balm is about 7.50$ (USD).
It's called "Tiger Balm" and is available at Nordstroms (sp?) and other retail stores. It's been available for years. Tiger purchased the name of the original "Tiger Balm" ointment.
Scrape off as much of the tiger balm as you can without damaging the fabric. Rub detergent into the front and back of the stain. Then wash the clothing in hot water.
Since this is the Chinese Medicine category, the answer is yes. There are plenty of alternatives to Tiger Balm. Many small martial arts schools and manufacturers are making their own liniments, balms, oils, etc. using Chinese herbs. These are akin to dit da jow formulas that are used in martial arts training. If that is the usage that you are looking for, then an online search should present many options. The difference between balm vs. liniment is that most liniments are alcohol based, whereas most balms are petroleum or natural oil-based. This is an important difference in whether you want something that is liquid or solid (for transportation, application, etc.) So, you should first figure out whether you want something that is the consistency of Tiger Balm or if you are open to other forms, such as liquid, gel, cream, etc. If you are looking for a balm similar in texture to Tiger Balm, here is one really great alternative. One of the best alternatives to Tiger Balm is a new U.S. manufacturer of a petroleum-free, all natural balm that contains quite a few Chinese herbal ingredients. It's called Battle Balm and its uses are more than just the typical muscle rub and topical analgesic. It is specifically formulated for contact sports and trauma associated with it. The Battle Balm website says that it can be used for sprains, strains, muscle pulls, tears, tendonitis, arthritis, and small fractures. There are also 17 other uses for it. Even if it is not exactly what you want, at least the Battle Balm website may help you figure out what kind of product is right for you. I hope that helps.
Use tiger balm.
Yes. Multiple varieties of it, in fact.
TIGER BALM: SAFE, FAST, AND EFFECTIVE. PAIN RELIEF WITHOUT THE PILLS®The time-proven blend of herbal ingredients in Tiger Balm provides safe and effective topical pain relief without the pills for sore muscles, arthritis, neck and shoulder stiffness, and just about any other minor muscle or joint aches or pains that may come your way.
An Internet search will tell you that people have experienced pain and irritation. I myself accidentally itched my nose with some Tiger Balm Ultra Strength and feel nothing different than when I put it on my skin.
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