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Plai Essential Oil

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Name: Plai Essential Oil 

Species: Zingiber cassumunar

Part: Root

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Fresh and woody with a splash of spice


Plai Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Plai Essential Oil
Batch P170104HR
Species Zingiber cassumunar
Part Root
Extraction Steam Distilled
Source Thailand
Color Plae Yellow
Consistency Thin
Note Middle
Aroma Fresh and woody with a splash of spice
Blend Ideas Black Pepper, Copaiba, Frankincense,Ginger, HelichrysumRoman Chamomile

We source only pure essential oils.

Known by many as an excellent addition to blends for occasional muscle and joint soreness, Plai essential oil is a relative of ginger but doesn't have the "heat factor" that ginger does.  If you want the heat, it may be wise to mix the two.  It's one of the oils we use in our infamous Powerhouse Salve, Super Salve, and Ache Away Extreme — and no doubt a big part of the reason those are all loved.

It may be an excellent addition blends for minor scrapes as well.

The scent is not one of my favorites.  This oil is one that I use for its abilities, not for its beautiful aroma (hint:  it's not beautiful.  Not disgusting like Valerian, but not something I'd diffuse alone).  I think it's one of those oils that you only want in blends for topical use or personal inhaler blends (as it could be helpful to irritable nasal passages).

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.

2 reviews for Plai Essential Oil

  1. Michele (verified owner)

    Perfect product to use in my arsenal to help combat pain and inflammation.

  2. eowyn797 (verified owner)

    This stuff smells SO good… and the relief! Sweet sweet pain relief. I use it in a salve that my family reaches for for any kinds of aches and pains and it works beautifully. Thank you, DeRu!

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Plai Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, there are no known hazards or contraindications.  Plai essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Plai essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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    1. Anti-inflammatory activity of niosomes entrapped with Plai oil (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.) by therapeutic ultrasound in a rat model (animal study)


    2. Antimicrobial activity and essential oils of Curcuma aeruginosa, Curcuma mangga, and Zingiber cassumunar from Malaysia


    3. Anti-Ulcer Activity of Essential Oil Constituents


    4. Chemical Composition and Physical Properties of Oil from Plai (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.) Obtained by Hydro Distillation and Hexane Extraction


    5. Clinical Effects of Thai Herbal Compress: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


    6. Clinical effects of Zingiber cassumunar (Plai): A systematic review


    7. Effects of Zingiber cassumunar (Plai cream) in the treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness


    8. Efficacy of Plai Cream in Adult Patients with Muscle Strain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial


    9. Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. (Zingiberaceae)


    10. In vitro synergistic antibacterial activity of the essential oil from Zingiber cassumunar Roxb against extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains


    11. Safety Evaluation of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. Rhizome Extract: Acute and Chronic Toxicity Studies in Rats (animal study)


    12. Study of antibacterial activity and identification of the most active fraction from ethanol extraction of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. rhizomes by vacuum liquid chromatography


    13. Volatile constituents of essential oils isolated from leaf and rhizome of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.


    14. Zingiber cassumunar blended patches for skin application: Formulation, physicochemical properties, and in vitro studies


    Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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