Plai Essential Oil PPLAI
Zingiber cassumunar (Thailand)
Plai Historical Snippets:
Plai essential oil is also known as Ponlei, Bengal Ginger, Thai Ginger or Bengal Root essential oil. The mashed up root is used in Asia sometimes as a massage poultice.
Plai Essential Oil
Rhizomes - Steam Distilled
Plai Essential Oil Aromatherapeutic Uses:
Arthritis, joint and muscular pain, muscular injury, torn ligaments, muscular spasm, tendonitis, swelling, menstrual cramping, abdominal spasm, colitis, diverticulosis. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 615.]
Respiratory concerns, colds, flu, digestive complaints, gas. [Neryls Purchon and Lora Cantele. Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness (Toronto Ontario: Robert Rose, 2014), 99.]
Commonly used by Thai massage therapists, Plai is used extensively to relax muscles and promote tissue wound healing.
The scent can be described as green, peppery and cooling with a subtle bite.
To compliment the therapeutic benefits of Plai, blend the essential oil with our massage oil base up to 10% or to 5% if adding in our After Sport blend.