Perhaps there's something psychological about my love of Tiger Balm, but I don't think so. I remember there always being some in the house as a girl growing up. My grandmother used it on her arthritic hands daily. She swore by its soothing properties. I figured there had to be something of value to it based on its longevity on the market when I bought my first jar after a hip muscle injury. Like Grams, I have continued to keep this in my pain-relieving stash. The small jar is filled with an aromatic blend of some of nature's best muscle soothers. I love the distinctive smell of cloves, but that's not the primary reason I love it. As I worked towards healing, I would use just a dab of Tiger Balm ointment on my hip to cool and soothe the sore muscle. It did just as I hoped. It soothed the aches and spasms to allow my body the rest it needed to heal. I'm not 100%, and I likely never will be, but Tiger Balm helps keep me going. I'd recommend this product to anyone.