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Plai- or Zingiber Cassumunar oil is used daily in Asian medicine thanks to its impressive pharmacological properties. It is therefore not surprising that this oil is also an effective tool in the (ailments / medical) massage world. In Thai aromatherapy Plai oil is used as an essential oil, mixed (25/75) with a high quality natural massage oil. RLX Plai Oil is based on coconut oil. The main properties of Plai are the rapid relief of pain in muscles and joints and the anti-inflammatory effect. Pure Plai oil should never be used on the skin.
Indications for use of Thai Plai:
Several authoritative monographs (WHO, ESCOP, Kommission E) describe the following indications for the use of Plai as a massage aid:
low back pain (chronic)
Contraindications to use RLX Plai:
Use of ginger rhizome extracts is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding). Our Plai massage oil is for external use only. It should not be used with massages for children under 6 years old. If the patient has gallstones, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
The occurrence of allergic reactions can occasionally occur with topical application of fresh ginger or ginger powder in susceptible persons. If the client indicates that they have certain allergies, always test the Plai oil by smearing a drop on the inside of the wrist or behind the horn. If there are no red spots or itching after 5 minutes, the oil can be used quietly.
Interactions with regular or natural medicines are possible. Ginger extracts can affect the absorption process of other substances as well as blood clotting. Patients taking anticoagulants or patients with haemorrhagic diathesis should consult their treating physician before being treated with Plai oil.
Disclamer: The products are certified by the Thai Ministery of Health and do not have an EC mark. Therefore, no medical properties may be assigned to this product within the EU. We have included the description of the Thai manufacturer. This contains medical and skin care properties that according to the EU guidelines may not be assigned to the product as they have not been scientifically proven. We therefore request that you ignore this. It is a massage aid.