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Tiger Balm Extra Strength Ointment

BY TIGER BALM #46 in Pain Relief

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars71%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.64 / 5 based on 1,861 Reviews


The cassia oil (cinnamon) in Tiger Balm Extra provides a soothing aroma, as well as this ointment's familiar reddish-brown color.

More importantly, the herbal blend helps to relieve joint and muscle pain and soothe tired muscles.  It can be used during warm up before exercise or to ease soreness after working out. It's also a favorite of arthritis sufferers.

For temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with: 

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Arthritis


Ingredients: Camphor (11%) and Menthol (10%)

Inactive Ingredients: Cajuput Oil, Cassia Oil, Clove Oil, Dementholized Mint Oil and Paraffin Petrolatum

Warnings: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. When using this product:

  • Use only as directed
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes 
  • Do not apply to wounds, damaged or irritated skin 
  • Do not bandage or cover with wrap or use heating pad
  • Do not use 1 hour prior to bathing or 30 minutes after bathing 

Stop use and ask a doctor if: 
   - Condition worsens
   - Severe skin irritation occurs 
   - Pain persists for more than 7 days 
   - Pain clears up and then recurs a few days later

If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Other Information: This product may cause allergic reaction in some individuals. Test on a small area before use. Tiger Balm® Red Extra Strength may stain cloth items. To avoid the possibility of stains, use Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Ointment.


  • For adults and children over 12, rub well on the affected area. Repeat 3 to 4 times daily.    

  • For children 12 years of age or younger, consult a healthcare professional before use. 
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  • Is this suitable for children who play sports and get a l...2 Answers
  • Is the ointment better than the patch? 8 Answers
  • Has anyone else tried the Monkey Holding Peach brand?6 Answers
Tiger Balm Extra Strength Ointment
Tiger Balm Extra Strength Ointment
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Kimberly R.
Wilmington, NC
6 reviews
This is seriously a miracle worker! My first time using this ointment was after a horrendous hamstring strain. I did not have time to take off due to a completion I had coming up. My coach rubbed the ointment into my hamstring in a trigger massage style. What would have taken a solid week to recover from took just a few days.

I forgot about this product until I had a bad back strain. Immediately I was reminded of this “magical” solution.

ONLY thing I can say is that it transfers bad to clothes. If my memory serves me right it can even stain clothes. This may have since changed with newer formulas but I have yet to try that kind, of there is one.
Kristen L.
Fort Lauderdale
15 reviews
This is my go-to product for joint pain. I live with a chronic illness and I experience arthritis/joint pain quite frequently.  Tiger Balm is amazing for helping relieve some of the pain from flare ups.  The smell is a bit overwhelming, which is why I only rated this product 4 stars -- however, with smell does make this product great for rubbing on your temples as a stress reliever or using when congested.

I cannot say enough good things about Tiger Balm.  Their other products are equally great, including the pain relieving patches for back pain.  
Sherry Ann S.
Scranton, PA
73 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I have been using this product for years! It's amazing how many people don't know about this product. I never go without this product in my home. I usually have a fleet 2 containers of it at a time. I have told so many people about this product. It is rather hard to find on the shelf but you can find it at mass merchandisers and pharmacies. There is usually only one slot for it on the shelf and it's usually out of site. I'm not sure why they do that? It's like a best kept secret, probably because of how well it works.

The smell for some can be a little bit overwhelming, however I really love the smell of it!
Chy M.
66 reviews
This is the best non prescription pain reliver I have found!!! I work 3rd shift and im constantly on my feet. I was also in a car accidentback in 2015 and since then i have chronic hip pain. Once im home i soak in the bath and then rub this on my feet and hip. you just cannot do any better than this product.
You may need to get used to the spicy odor but I don't mind it at all
Teresita G.
San Jose
23 reviews
This product is so magical ! I have a bad back that is constantly sore and hurting ! It’s annoying for me to go on with my day with a extremely sore back ! This product with so legit and will literally ease up your back pain ! It’s minty and you can feel it going deep into your muscles and back ! It will help ! It penetrates feels giving you a longer soothing effect !
bianca l.
New Orleans, LA
90 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This works fast. It also spreads so don’t touch your mucus membranes until hands washed well (eyes, mouth etc). This is red and will stain sheets and clothing if light colored. I’m always unclear why the pharmacy aisles always puts back medicine at the bottom shelf so look down when seeking this it’s probably not at chest level
Kathy W.
49 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I began my love affair with Tiger Balm more than 20 years ago. This stuff is good, smells great and lasts a long time. Provides a nice comforting sensation of warmth. I always have some in my medicine cabinet for those sore muscles that pop up from time to time. It can be hard to find, so stock up when you see it.
Thea G.
13 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
When I was a senior in college, I enrolled in a summer course that consisted of tons of group projects (I was in a group with a gorgeous guy I got along great with so I didn't mind). One morning I woke up in a panic because I was running late for our library date so I threw on my clothes and ran down there in the 90 degree heat. Once I sat down, I realized that because I didn't have time to shower the tiger balm I put on my sore shoulder was emanating through my shirt, clearing the sinuses of every time who dare sat within a mile of my sweaty self. But hey! At least my shoulder didn't hurt anymore!
Abby S.
Lexington, KY
106 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This stuff is so wonderful and helps so, so much with aching, tired muscles. I don't mind the smell, but it is strong. The tiny pot it comes in lasts for a long time since a little goes a long way. It is a go to of mine and I highly recommend for anyone to try it out if they're interested! 
Madison M.
8 reviews
I love tiger balm. It is instantly soothing. I used to use tiger balm at cheer practices and it would help me tumble throughout the practice with my sore wrist and achy back. All of my teammates would have a little tiger balm part before practices and it really soothed the pain.
Sharnise J.
Willowick, OH
129 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Is the ointment better than the patch?
Christina L.
Garland, TX
104 reviews
Has anyone else tried the Monkey Holding Peach brand?
Jayne B.
244 reviews
Is this suitable for children who play sports and get a lot of growing pains?
Luz R.
New Braunfels, TX
154 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Where can i buy this...
Puja K.
13 reviews
Can u use this product on the forehead as a headache balm??

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Tiger Balm Extra Strength Ointment
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Tiger Balm Extra Strength Ointment