Common Name: Plai
Botanical Name: Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.
Parts Used: root
Processing: Steam distilled
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.