Elemi Essential Oil
Latin Name: Canarium luzonicum Miq.
Part of plant: Resin
Aroma Character: Green-woody, peppery
Blends Well with: Clary sage, Rosemary, Myrrh
Elemi Properties: Promotes scar formation, antiseptic; good for bronchial disorders, relaxes coughing; regulates digestion.
Elemi Indications: Wounds, ulcers, varicose veins; bronchitis; digestive problems, diarrhea, enterospasms, amoebic dysentery.
Elemi Main Components: Elemol, elemicine, dipentene, terpineol, limonene, phellandrene.
Elemi Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
Closely related to the trees that gives us Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi exudes an exotic, fragrant resin when its leaves are sprouting. This yellow resin, similar to Frankincense and Muhuhu, with a strong woody scent, solidifies when it comes into contact with the air.
Elemi can be best described by comparing it to a dill pickle with citrus notes. It is surprisingly fresh and clean though and not as tarte as one would expect.
Elemi can give users a feeling of peace, be effective on wounds and cuts, heavy perspiration, and in the reduction of mucous.