I'm having a love affair with Plai essential oil at the moment. It's like that with an oil sometimes. I have had a bottle of this oil in my bag for a few years now, but it is just in the last few months that I have really discovered its value and find myself reaching for it again and again. I am in danger of having to update my 'most useful oils list!
Plai (Zingiber cassumnar Roxb.)
Physical and energetic description. History and Character: Approximately 2 feet in height, plai has grass like lanceolet leaves which die down each year. The flower stalk grows directly from the root bearing white or yellow flowers. The tuberous root is thick and white inside with a wonderful characteristic ginger scent. Plai, is native to Thailand where it has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries particularly to combat joint and muscle problems.