5 Golden Dragon Brand Plai Oil
Plai- or Zingiber Cassumunar oil is used daily in Asian medicine thanks to its impressive pharmacological benefits. It is therefore not surprising that this oil is also an effective aid 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. 5 Golden Dragon Brand Plai Oil has a base of pure coconut oil. The main characteristics of Plai are the rapid relief of pain in muscles, joints and the anti-inflammatory effect. Pure Plai oil should never be used on the naked skin.
Plai massage oil is very effective but unfortunately also rare and relatively expensive. It is mainly used by specialist oriental massage practices in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, bruises, strains, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, lower back pain, bursitis inflammations etc.
Several authoritative monographs (WHO, ESCOP, Kommission E) describe the following indications for the use of Plai as a massage tool:
- rheumatic conditions
- sports injuries
- muscle problems
- bursa inflammation
- low back pain (chronic)
- frozen shoulder
Use of ginger rhizome extracts is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation period (breastfeeding). Our Plai massage oil is exclusively for external use. It should not be unsuitable for massages in children younger than 6 years. If the patient suffers from gallstones, it is advisable to consult a doctor before getting a massage treatment with Plai oil.
The occurrence of allergic reactions may occasionally occur with the local use 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 it. 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 influence the absorption process of other substances as well as blood clotting. Patients taking anticoagulants or patients with haemorrhagic diathesis should consult their attending physician before being treated with Plai oil.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by 5 Golden Dragon Brand and Thai Massage Supplies Europe is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but is not a guarantee because the knowledge about this product may be time-sensitive. The products of 5 Golden Dragon Brand are used in Asia as traditional medicines but are not medicines like we know and use in the Western world. All medical and skin care claims are not scientifically proven in the European Union but come from more than 2500 years of Asian experience. All products mentioned in this leaflet are for external use and are exclusively intended as supportive massage products and not as skin care products or food supplement. All ingredients and formulas are certified by the Thai Food and Drug Administration.