Plai Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Zingiber cassumunar
Country of Origin:
Thailand
Plant Part:
Root
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Wild Grown
Overall Profile
Monoterpenol
N/A
Monoterpene
N/A
Sesquiterpene
N/A
Primary Constituents
4-terpineol
37.70%
sabinene
26.41%
m-cymol
7.81%
gamma terpinene
5.16%
copaene
4.00%
  • 1oz -
    $47.28
  • 4oz -
    $181.12
  • 8oz -
    $358.72
  • 16oz -
    $536.22
  • 1Kg -
    $1,107.24
  • Sample -
    $2.50
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Wholesale Pure Plai Essential Oil

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.

Aromatherapy Notes

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.

Traditional Uses

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 treatment for acne.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Anti-neuralgic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Anti-viral, Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Laxative, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Tonic, Vermifuge.

Muscles and Joints

  • 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

Respiratory System

  • Effective at calming the attacks and lesser symptoms of asthma
  • Clears catarrh
  • Heals chronic colds

Digestive System

  • Can counter symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Aids to cure constipation and diarrhea
  • Can dissipate nausea

Application and Use

Safety

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.