Plai Essential Oil
Plant Description: The Plai plant grows about 8 inches in height and produces narrow pseudo stems that look a lot like pinecones.
Oil Description: a spicy aroma, reminiscent of green peppers and eucalyptus with notes of ginger and citrus
Part of Plant used for Essential Oil: rhizomes
Extraction Method: steam distilled
Main Chemical Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol, Sabinene, y-Terpinene
PRECAUTIONS: none known
PROPERTIES: antimicrobial, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral
NOTE: top - middle
Circulation/Muscles/Joints relieves aches and pains, joint problems, muscle spasms, inflammation, torn muscles, sore ligaments, and tendons and sciatica
Immune System: stimulates the immune system, fights bacterial infection
Nervous System: lifts spirits and calms nerves
Respiratory: eases asthma attacks, aids with respiratory problems
Reproductive: eases menstrual cramping
Digestive System: calms the digestive system and expels gas
Other interesting information:
Plai is in the same family as Ginger and is a favorite choice among Thai massage therapists. Plai is gaining a reputation for use in chronic pain conditions.
Great used in a nasal inhaler or diffuser during cold and flu season.
Much appreciation to Robin Kourakis, for sharing this beautiful aromatherapy oil profile. Robin is a Clinical Aromatherapy Mastery Program Graduate and an Aromatherapy Teacher and the owner of The Cosmic Gardens Flower Shop
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8073654/; retrieved December 8, 2022
Purchon, Nerys and Cantele, Lora, The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Robert Rose Publisher, 2014. p. 99.
Tisserand, Robert, and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, second edition, London, UK, Churchill Livingston, 2014. p. 400.