Plai - Thai Ginger - Zingiber cassumunar

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Botanical Name - Plai - Thai Ginger - Zingiber cassumunar.

Plant Origin - Thailand.

Oil taken from - Roots.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - Warm, gently sweet & spicy aroma with mild woody &

earthy undertones.

Traditional uses for Plai Essential Oil include -

Plai is a close relative of Ginger and is the same Genus - Zingiber.

Plai has a more gentle, subtle and complex aroma than Ginger making it a great choice for those who have a sensitive aroma palette and find the fragrance of Ginger a little overpowering.  This also makes Plai a useful choice for children and the elderly as it is sweeter and milder than Ginger, but still has a strong therapeutic index.

Plai is useful to help rebalance poor digestion - acid reflux, nausea, colic, intestinal spasms and bloating/flatulence.

It is also a powerful expectorant, releasing mucous from the airways and also helping with respiratory conditions such as colds and flu, coughs, asthma, bronchitis,

Strong anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic qualities, reducing stiffness in the joints, and aches and pains in the muscles, whilst improving circulation. 

Plai is also rich in antioxidants which in turn help to scavenge free-radicals.  This helps prevent excessive cell damage, and act as a tonic to the systems of the body, making Plai an excellent choice when making skin and hair care products.

It is also used in high end perfumery as it's delicious aroma lends itself to blend beautifully with many other Essential Oils.

Plai works in a positive way on the emotions, reducing stress, tension and anxiety, particularly when burnt or when used in a luxurious aromatic bath.

Plai blends well with -

Green Pepper, Lemongrass, Green Cardamom, Frankincense, Hakka, Rose Geranium, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Clementine and Rosemary Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Plai Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Plai Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.