Plai Essential oil Profile

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Plai (Zingiber cassumunar) essential oil benefits

Plai is a relative of Ginger, but has a more pungent and peppery odor. Ginger has strong anti-spasmodic and analgesic properties very suitable for tired and sore muscles/joints and for the digestive system; Plai, however, is even more potent, and its muscolar pain-relieving properties are simply amazing. A major difference between Ginger and Plai is that Ginger is warming and stimulating, while Plai is cooling. In addition to its more intense analgesic effect, Plai has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It is therefore an amazing pain reliever that helps exercising without much pain and recovering faster after musco-skeletal surgeries.


Botanical Name: Zingiber cassumunar

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the roots (rhizomes) 

Origin: Thailand

Color: Pale yellow

Aroma: cool, green and peppery

Note: middle

Blends well with:  Marjoram, Lavender, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Peppermint

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, carminative, tonic


Add max 5 drops to 5 ml of carrier or lotion or aloe vera gel and rub before exercise or as pain relief - max 3 times a day


Add 3-5 drops to lukewarm water and use it as a compress

Do not apply undiluted Ginger. Not for internal intake. Not suitable for children.


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