This particular Indonesian massage oil is a licensed product of the official brand Perisai Mandau, which is registered under number 83705420. The bottle contains essential oil obtained from various kinds of medical plants and herbs, such as stems of betel plant and a perennial herb called Launaea sarmentosa in Latin. There are also straws of lemongrass from mountainous areas in Kalimantan added to the herbal massage oil.
The indigenous population living on the island of Kalimantan, who are collectively known as the Dayak tribes, have used this traditional medicine throughout history. Indeed, the ancient tradition of Indonesian healing supplements has been carefully preserved for many centuries while the practical knowledge is passed on from generation to generation. In contemporary Kalimantan, there are still a lot of traditional healers, medicine men and shamans who are practicing the ancient skills of their Dayak forefathers in various remote villages spread across forest regions and mountainous areas.
Indonesian herbal healing liniments such as this massage oil from Kalimantan are used for their medical efficacy to alleviate muscle soreness and to relieve joint pain and swelling. In addition, the massage oil can be used to treat bumps and bruises (contusions). Arthritis and other variants of chronic inflammation and rheumatic diseases. When anointed onto the skin, the liniment can give a tingle sensation, i.e. a sensation generally described as hot. Therefore, people with a sensitive skin, especially children, are advised to blend the herbal liniment with a small amount of coconut oil, so as to reduce the tingle sensation.