Tiger balm and other topical pain relief

I get almost instant relief from Tiger Balm ointment - the one in the little red tin. After all it is designed to help myalgia or muscle pain.
Sometimes we forget the simplest, easiest treatments and just reach for another painkiller or even heavier drug.
Tiger Balm is made from mint oil, camphor, clove bud oil, cassia oil, cajuput oil and no tigers, though it originally did have tiger bone as an ingredient when it was first made in the 1870's. These oils are in a paraffin and petroleum jelly base. (Not sure if that is good or not but it absorbs into the skin pretty quickly.)
I have no connection to this company!
Do you get relief from this or any other topical analgesic?

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