Plai Essential Oil

(Zingiber cassumunar)


Plai Essential Oil (Zingiber cassumunar) from Thailand is highly therapeutic, with analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral properties. It’s also used as a digestive tonic and serves as an insect repellent.

Plai is distilled from the root, and is a close relative of Ginger – although the aroma is more similar to Eucalyptus. An essential oil for any herbal apothecary.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note Chemistry Therapeutic Benefits
Zingiber cassumunar Thailand Conventional Steam Distillation Root Middle Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral, digestive tonic, energizing, Insect repellent
Blends Well With : Bergamot, Helichrysum, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Ginger, Black Pepper

Plai Essential Oil

Plai Essential Oil (Zingiber cassumunar) from Thailand is therapeutic quality essential oil steam distilled from the root.

Plai is a close relative of Ginger and the aroma of plai aroma is similar to Eucalyptus with some extra spicy notes. Plai has a high level of Terpinene-4ol, which is a component of Tea Tree and Sweet Marjoram and usually, has between 25-45% terpinene-4.

Traditionally it has been used for sore muscles and many massage therapists turn to Plai to relax muscles or for tissue wounds that are slow to heal. Try mixing Plai with your favorite carrier oil to craft your own custom massage blend.

Plai (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.) is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, as is our Artisan Aromatics Ginger essential oil. But unlike Ginger, Plai has been used in traditional Thai massage for years to combat joint and muscle problems and is more intense that using Ginger oil. 

It is native to Thailand, Indonesia and India and it is a pale yellow in color, steam distilled from the fresh rhizomes unlike Ginger, which is often distilled from the dried rhizomes. The aroma is fresh, herbaceous and slightly peppery.

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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