Plai - Zingiber cassumunar

Plai is used for reducing pain and inflammation (quite a powerful analgesic) and for reducing inflammation and infection (similar to tea tree, and is very effective against colds and flu).

The terpinene-4 ol in plai, tea tree and sweet marjoram is the component credited for much of the anti-infectious behavior of the oil. Plai generally has between 25-45 % terpinene-4 ol in it. We like to combine plai with tea tree and sweet marjoram when dealing with infections.  

  • Batch: PLN-102
  • Distillation Date: Summer 2012
  • Suggested Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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Specifics
Country of Origin: Thailand Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols Plant Parts: Rhizomes
Cultivations: Plant was Wild Crafted Botanical Families: Zingerberaceae
Aromas: Exotic and Sensual, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy Notes: Middle

Personal Experience, Research, Possible Actions

Plai is used by Thai Massage Therapists to ease joint and muscle pain. It is an excellent oil to add to blends for reducing inflammation for injury, sprains, muscle and joint issues. Plai is from the same plant family as ginger (Zingiber officinale) but has different properties and more intense actions. Plai does not possess the classic heat that is common to Ginger. Instead Plai has a cooling action on inflamed areas. It is very effective!

The oil is used to relieve pain, for digestive issues such as irritable bowel and nausea, and is also very effective for colds and infection.

Here is what the Thailand distiller told us: Plai essential oil is excellent pain reliever on joints and muscles. The undiluted Plai has been found to ease pain for upwards of 16-20 hours. The scent is cool, green and peppery. It has an antiseptic, antitoxic, anti-viral, digestive and strong anti-inflammatory effect as it is from the family of ginger. It gives a cooling effect instead of warming effect on the inflamed area. Plai essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy and spa products, it blended well with black pepper, rosemary or orange for healing inflammatory or digestive problems. Can be used as an insect-repellent.

We previously had offered 2 Plai's.  One from the NE and one from Central.  The chemistry of the oils are both very similar so we now only carry one - Plai.  

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Therapeutic Properties

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory - reduce inflammation
  • Antiseptic - assists in fighting germs/infections
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Carminative - settles digestion and may assist in preventing gas
  • Immune support - stimulates functioning of immune system
  • Tonic - strengthens and restores vitality

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Calms the nerves
Settles anxiety
Cools anger

Recipe 1

Cold and Flu
10 drops Plai 
10 drops Saro
 5 drops Lemon
10 drops Frankincense

Add to a 2 oz lotion and apply to the chest several times daily.

 

Recipe 2

 

Chronic Joint Pain
15 drops Plai 
12 drops Black Pepper
12 drops Orange
15 drops Sandalwood

Add to two ounces of carrier oil and apply to painful area several times daily.

Safety

No safety issues specific to this oil.

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Zingiber cassumunar

Plai

Country of Origin: Thailand

Stock # PLN-102
Date: Summer 2012
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Monoterpenes

α-phellandrene0.23
α-pinene1.29
α-terpinene2.58
α-thuyene1.07
β-myrcene1.58
β-phellandrene1.13
β-pinene2.43
γ-terpinene5.79
camphene0.14
d-limonene0.70
para-cymene4.61
sabinene31.67
terpinolene1.15

Sesquiterpenes

α-curcumene0.48
α-zingiberene0.91

Sesquiterpenes (continued)

β-bisabolene0.38
β-curcumene0.26
dimethoxyphenyl butadiene1.56
sesquiphellandrene3.34

Monoterpenols

α-terpineol0.45
cis-p-menth-2-en-1-ol0.44
cis-piperitol0.16
cis-thuyanol0.73
terpinen-4-ol31.82
trans-p-menth-2-en-1-ol0.62
trans-piperitol0.48
trans-thuyanol0.81

Esters

terpinyl acetate0.53

Oxides

1,8-cineole1.13

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Zingiber cassumunar

Plai

Country of Origin: Thailand

Stock # PLN-101
Date: Summer 2009
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Monoterpenes

α-phellandrene0.37
α-pinene1.65
α-terpinene5.22
α-thuyene1.55
β-myrcene1.72
β-phellandrene1.95
β-pinene3.04
γ-terpinene9.00
d-limonene0.68

Monoterpenes (continued)

para-cymene1.24
sabinene32.79
terpinolene1.78

Sesquiterpenes

β-sesquiphellandrene0.67
dimethoxyphenyl butadiene0.82

Monoterpenols

α-terpineol0.65
cis-thuyanol0.60
terpinen-4-ol32.13
trans-thuyanol0.62

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Plai  - <em>Zingiber cassumunar</em>

Plai - Zingiber cassumunar

Plai is used for reducing pain and inflammation (quite a powerful analgesic) and for reducing inflammation and infection (similar to tea tree, and is very effective against colds and flu).

The terpinene-4 ol in plai, tea tree and sweet marjoram is the component credited for much of the anti-infectious behavior of the oil. Plai generally has between 25-45 % terpinene-4 ol in it. We like to combine plai with tea tree and sweet marjoram when dealing with infections.  

  • Batch: PLN-102
  • Distillation Date: Summer 2012
  • Suggested Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Sizes / Prices
  • sample (1.5ml) - $5.00
  • 1/2 oz. - $22.00
  • 1 oz. - $39.60
  • 2 oz. - $70.40
  • 4 oz. - $123.20
  • 8 oz. - $211.20
  • 16 oz. - $352.00
  • 32 oz. - $563.20

Specifics

Country of Orgin: Thailand Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols Plant Parts: Rhizomes
Cultivations: Plant was Wild Crafted Botanical Families: Zingerberaceae
Aromas: Exotic and Sensual, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy
Note: Middle

Personal Experience, Research, Possible Actions

Plai is used by Thai Massage Therapists to ease joint and muscle pain. It is an excellent oil to add to blends for reducing inflammation for injury, sprains, muscle and joint issues. Plai is from the same plant family as ginger (Zingiber officinale) but has different properties and more intense actions. Plai does not possess the classic heat that is common to Ginger. Instead Plai has a cooling action on inflamed areas. It is very effective!

The oil is used to relieve pain, for digestive issues such as irritable bowel and nausea, and is also very effective for colds and infection.

Here is what the Thailand distiller told us: Plai essential oil is excellent pain reliever on joints and muscles. The undiluted Plai has been found to ease pain for upwards of 16-20 hours. The scent is cool, green and peppery. It has an antiseptic, antitoxic, anti-viral, digestive and strong anti-inflammatory effect as it is from the family of ginger. It gives a cooling effect instead of warming effect on the inflamed area. Plai essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy and spa products, it blended well with black pepper, rosemary or orange for healing inflammatory or digestive problems. Can be used as an insect-repellent.

We previously had offered 2 Plai's.  One from the NE and one from Central.  The chemistry of the oils are both very similar so we now only carry one - Plai.  

Learn More

Therapeutic Properties

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory - reduce inflammation
  • Antiseptic - assists in fighting germs/infections
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Carminative - settles digestion and may assist in preventing gas
  • Immune support - stimulates functioning of immune system
  • Tonic - strengthens and restores vitality

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Calms the nerves
Settles anxiety
Cools anger

Recipe 1

Cold and Flu
10 drops Plai 
10 drops Saro
 5 drops Lemon
10 drops Frankincense

Add to a 2 oz lotion and apply to the chest several times daily.

 

Recipe 2

 

Chronic Joint Pain
15 drops Plai 
12 drops Black Pepper
12 drops Orange
15 drops Sandalwood

Add to two ounces of carrier oil and apply to painful area several times daily.

Safety

No safety issues specific to this oil.