Plai Essential Oil


Plai essential oil has a complex, spicy citrus aroma that bears some resemblance to ginger, its close cousin.

It is cooling to the emotions, and helps restore balance when one is  too focused in the emotional experience.  Inhaling plai can relieve stress and anxiety, and promote a more balanced perspective.

It helps us release victimization and mentally embrace a new belief system that can lead to personal empowerment.

Aromatic Profile

Top Note:      Fresh, ginger, spicy, rooty, citrus notes

Heart Note:   Spicy, citrus, coniferous notes

Base Note:  Citrus, rooty

Classification:  Top or heart note


Plai essential oil blends well with black pepper, nutmeg, citruses, and lawang.  It is used in making natural gourmand perfumes, citrus notes, colognes, and spice perfumes.


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More About Our Plai Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  Thailand

Distillation:  Steam distillation

Note:  Produced from wild harvested roots

Botanical Name:  Zingiber cassumunar

Homeopathic Properties of Plai Essential Oil


Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion

Externaltopical application, massage, spinal and local compress, energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Plai essential oil is also known as cassumunar ginger.   It is a traditional remedy for colitis and colon inflammation, as well as indigestion and gastro-intestinal infection.  It can be used by making a  semi-homeopathic and taking it orally for this purpose.

In Thailand, this medicinal has been used for many conditions, including asthma,  high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia.

It has also been used as a spermacide (use it for this purpose at your own risk!).

It is considered an essential in any Thai massage box as one to combat and relieve joint and muscle aches.

Lawang and Plai together form a pain relieving blend that out performs many others.  It is superb for muscular pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, and arthritis; and works well for neural pain and bone pain as well.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
  • Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
  • Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
  • All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional.  Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.025 kg

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