Elemi - Canarium luzonicum

The essential oil is extracted by steam distilling a resin that oozes from the tree in places where it is punctured or injured. It is antiseptic, fortifying, tonic and soothing to skin.

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Botanical Family Burseraceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-emetic, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, anti-viral, cicatrisant, expectorant, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, stomachic
Chemical Family Monoterpenes, sesquiterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Resin
Note Classification Middle | Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled

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History: Egyptians used Elemi for embalming. In the East, it is used as an incense and to treat malaria. The Elemi tree produces nuts called "pili". These nuts are an important food source to the Philippine people. They use the nuts unroasted as a purgative and roasted as a food source.

Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, it can be best described by comparing it to a dill pickle with citrus notes. It is surprisingly fresh and clean, and not as tart as one would expect.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for aged skin, infected cuts and wounds, skin inflammations, fungal growths, bronchitis, unproductive coughs, nervous exhaustion, and stress-related conditions. Used to warm, improve circulation, strengthen immune system, calm, relax, promote restful sleep.

Personality Profile:

Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, compress, inhaler, light bulb ring, liniments, massage, mist spray, salve, steam inhalation, perfume.

Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Elemi - Canarium luzonicum

    Elemi - Canarium luzonicum

    The essential oil is extracted by steam distilling a resin that oozes from the tree in places where it is punctured or injured. It is antiseptic, fortifying, tonic and soothing to skin.

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