Plai is one of the best essential oils for treating, aches, pains and inflammation. It has powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for injuries and muscular aches and pains. It is also useful for post-operative pain and inflammation and its powerful analgesic properties are reported to ease pain for up to 16-20 hours. Plai can help to settle digestive problems such as nausea, stomach cramps, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Its anti-spasmodic action is also beneficial for period pains. Plai essential oil can help to stimulate the immune system and boost vitality. Its antimicrobial properties are effective in fighting infection and it can also be helpful for respiratory problems such as asthma, catarrh, chronic colds and flu.
Plai can help to soothe the nerves, reduce anxiety and cool anger Plai is a excellent ‘health supporting’ oil that is used in many aromatherapy and spa products particularly for massage. It is normally diluted but can be applied directly to the skin if treating areas of pain or inflammation that are close to the surface of the skin. It can also be used as an insect repellent and to treat acne.
Plai essential oil is considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. Always best to spot test first though on sensitive skin.