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Tiger Balm is helping me sleep

Hi everyone ,I was given a tiny tin of tiger balm by a lovely shopkeeper. I was advised to rub this on my temples (be careful not to go near your eyes like I did! at first).

It is supposed to relax you & aid sleep. I am totally sleep deprived so was worth trying and no horrid side effects to concern myself about .Guess what ? It is actually helping .

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Thanks for that will try tonight.

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I hope it works for you .its not a miracle but am falling asleep and much more relaxed .Good luck x

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Thanks hopefully help with headaches too as at my temples. Let you know tomorrow.

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Yes ,please do

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I’m going to buy some. I’ll try anything atm. Thanks Hun xx

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That's what I thought too. The lovely Chinese shopkeeper swears by it and it is not yet another tablet to make me sick. It smells so lovely too .x

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Exactly Hun, i’m already taking enough tablets to make rattle when I walk so it

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Sorry sent it before I’d finish it 🤔🤪😂. So it’s good that I don’t need to take this for a change. Do you know if it’s safe to use with medication though? Sorry, I just wanted to check that before I bought some xx

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Can you ask the pharmacist where your meds are dispensed? They'll have a full list of what you have, and you can get a list of Tiger Balm's ingredients online. Putting the two together will allow the pharmacist to see if there could be any problems. ( I don't think there will be as it just uses natural stuff, but I'm no expert !)

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Good idea. Thanks again lovely. Enjoy your day xx🤗

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Many thanks and hope it works for you as well.

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That's what I thought too , and the so called tablets they have prescribed me make me so ill and this is just an ointment with a lovely relaxing smell .

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Although logically I can't see what could interact and cause a problem, you do get odd things. People who take statins can't drink grapefruit juice as they don't interact well together.

I find my local pharmacist is more knowledgeable ( and a lot more helpful ) than my GP.

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TIGER BALM WHITE

Effective soothing relief from tension headaches

Containing our unique blends of herbal ingredients, Tiger Balm has been used for generations. Each little jar of Tiger Balm White provides an alternative way to relieve the pain of tension headaches.

11% Natural Camphor

8.0% Menthol

1.5% Clove Oil

13.0% Cajuput Oil

Also contains: Dementholised Mint Oil, Yellow Soft Paraffin and Hard Paraffin

Muscular aches & pains: to be rubbed gently on the affected parts of skin as necessary (usually 2 to 3 times daily).

Tension headache: Rub a small amount onto the forehead or temples using a circular motions. Repeat at 30 minutes and one hour after the initial application.

TIGER BALM RED

Herbal relief from aches and pains.

Inspired by centuries of Chinese wisdom, Tiger Balm brings effective relief to millions around the world. Tiger Balm Red has an aromatic formula which helps soothe sore and aching muscles.

11.0% Natural Camphor

10.0% Menthol

5.0% Clove Oil

7.0% Cajuput Oil

Also contains: Cinnamon Oil, Dementholised Mint Oil, Yellow Soft Paraffin and Hard Paraffin.

To be rubbed gently on the affected parts of skin as necessary (usually 2 to 3 times daily).

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Vicks VapoRub is an ointment which is used to relieve nasal catarrh (inflammation of mucous membranes in the nose and throat), congestion (a blocked nose), sore throat and coughs due to colds.

Vicks VapoRub contains four active ingredients: Camphor, Turpentine oil, Levomenthol and Eucalyptus oil.

Levomenthol and camphor calm a cough

Eucalyptus oil and Levomenthol relieve nasal congestion (blocked nose)

Eucalyptus oil relieves catarrh

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Oh thank you for all the information ,brilliant .

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I do the same with a tiny amount of Vic vapour rub, and it helps in a similar way x

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Thankyou that's good to know as have loads of Vic x

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After a false start due to IBS I reapplied and got of to sleep quickly and don’t think 🤔 I woke up until now which means I had six hours last night and yes it did help with headache 🤕 too. So big thanks Jimmyshoes

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Oh wow x That is fantastic news as even one precious night is like gold to us lot eh ?I really hope you get more interrupted sleep. I have definitely had over a week of keeping asleep for longer

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If I could get my IBS to behave I think I would get longer using tiger 🐯 barm.

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Sorry to hear this as must be very difficult for you.

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It’s driving my 😡 nothing helping fill like giving up eating. Joke coming the only good thing is all the 💨 keeps my 🛏 warm.

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ha ha and feel for you . Even thought the food is going through you, please keep eating .This condition also affects someone close to me and he feels as frustrated as you due to the impact on daily life It is exhausting as well.

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I'm glad it's helping and hope out continues too .... xx

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Still working and this is about the 10th day so I am more than happy to get 3 hours sleep wake up then more sleep. I am going to keep using it xx

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