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Elemi Oil

Botanical Name of Elemi: Canarium luzonicum

Synonyms:  C. Commune, Manila elemi

About Elemi: Elemi is a popular species of tropical tree which is from Philippines and best known for its resin. This tree is which is also called “pilli” in the local Filipino language, can grow up to 30 meters in height. The gum or the resin (available when the tree sprout leaves) of this tree is exported from here to rest of the world and constitute mainly of two varieties known as ‘Primera’ and ‘Secunda’. Elemi resin is majorly used in lacquers, varnishes, printing inks, perfume, cosmetics and as herbal medicine. This tree can be closely related to Frankincense and Myrrh.    

History of Elemi: There is a long history of Elemi being used for skin care and respiratory related ailments. It should also me noted that in different times periods in history the name ‘Elemi’ has been used to refer different resins. During the 17th and 18th century this term usually was used to refer resin obtained from trees of genus Icica in Latin America. Before 17th century it was used to denote the resin of ‘Boswellia frereana’. The word Elemi has been derived from an Arabic Phase which means ‘As above, so below’, in reference to emotional and spiritual properties of the product.

Properties of Elemi Oil: Insertions are made in the tree trunk of Canarium lunzonicum makes way for natural gum to be collected on the surface. As this gum is steam distilled to obtain the pale yellow coloured Elemi Oil. The major chemical constituents of this oil include: terpineol, limonene, elemol, elemicine, dipentene, phellandrene, etc.

Health Benefits and Applications Elemi Oil:

Elemi Oil is known to have number of benefits, some of the important ones include:

Anti Septic: Apart from giving protection against tetanus and septic the anti-septic properties of Elemi essential oil are also very effective in protecting infections from microbes, fungus, bacteria and viruses. It is widely believed due to these properties this oil was used embalming process in the ancient Egypt.     

Analgesic: Elemi oil is very effective analgesic and helps in curing pain which results from fever, cold and sprains. Not only this, another unique thing about this oil is that unlike most analgesic it doesn’t have any known side effects.  

Expectorant: Breathing troubles, congestion in lungs & nose, coughs due to accumulation of phlegm can all be treated by use of this essential oil.

Stimulant:  A very unique and beneficial property of Elemi essential oil is that it can stimulate almost all the functions that our body performs. Be it blood circulation, secretion of hormones & enzymes, discharge of juices in stomach, nervous system, heartbeat, respirations, menstrual discharge, etc. These all can be stimulated by use of this oil.

Other therapeutic properties of Elemi Oil that make it useful are: additive in various perfume formulations, tonic to boost immune system of our body, treating sinusitis, joint pains, etc.

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Storage: Store in cool and dark place, Keep away from heat and spark

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