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Plai Essential Oil

Family: Zingiberaceae

Origin: Thailand

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

REFERENCES:; retrieved December 8, 2022; 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.


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