Plai (Zingiber cassumunar)


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Native to India and Southeast Asia this is a member of the ginger family. This perennial herb has traditionally been cultivated for a number of purposes including medicinal and the making of arrow poisons.

Medicinally this is a stimulant and tonic. It has antimicrobial action and contains high levels of Terpine-4-ol, one of the key actives in Tea Tree Oil.

While this doesn’t smell like ginger, it is sometimes used as a substitute for it.

Aromatic Families

Medicinal, Spicy


Pleasant, earthy, slightly medicinal, cool, peppery-ginger and nutmeg-like aroma on top of notes reminiscent of Tea Tree.

Aromatic Note

Middle to Top

Certificate of Analysis


Not Known.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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