Plai, wild

Common Name: Plai

Botanical Name: Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.

Size: 5ml

Parts Used: root

Processing: Steam distilled

Origin: Thailand

Common uses: Prized by massage therapists for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It's pain relieving abilities are said to last up to 16 hours.  It is from the same family as ginger, although it is considered much more potent.  It has been reported to significantly reduce the severity of asthma attacks. It shares similar antimicrobial properties with tea tree, which makes this a highly prized oil!  Typically used at a 10% dilution.