100% pure Plai essential oil steam distilled from the rhizome (roots) of Plai, wild-grown in Thailand. Plai essential oil has long been in the "toolkit" of Thai massage therapists and is highly regarded for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, rejuvenative and relaxing therapeutic properties. It is from the same family as Ginger, though its actions are considered more potent. It also has very high levels of terpinine-4-ol, the constituent in Tea Tree considered to give the oil most of its antimicrobial properties which makes this an exceptional, all-around healing oil! Our Plai Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
The root of this tropical perennial plant is tuberous, much like Ginger, with long, white, fleshy fibers, and jointed appendages.
ABOUT THE OIL
This essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of Plai plants wild grown in Thailand.
This Plai oil is a complex and balanced combination of floral, spice and herbaceous aromas with top notes of floral citrus, middle notes of ginger, nutmeg and all spice and a thick undertone of resinous wood and wildflower honey. It will blend well with: Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Grapefruit, Lime, Jasmine, Neroli or Petitgrain oils.
Thai massage therapists have used the essential oil of Plai as an effective muscle relaxant, while physicians have classically used it as an analgesic for joint pain, inflammation and a shown promise for acne.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Plai essential oil is foremost used for the relief of pain and inflammation in a great number of muscular and tissue conditions
While in the ginger family, Plai does not possess the classic heat that is common to most rhizomes; it instead has a cooling action on areas of inflammation
Pain reduction in cases of: injury, arthritis, rheumatism
Reduces muscle spasms
Effective at reducing post-operative pain and inflammation in muscle tissue and ligaments
Effective at calming the attacks and lesser symptoms of asthma
Heals chronic colds
Can counter symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Aids to help with constipation and diarrhea
Can dissipate nausea
Application and Use
Plai essential oil is considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. It may be used 'neat' if the condition would benefit from this. As with all essential oils, patch test on skin before liberal application and if pregnant please consult a physician prior to use.