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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|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|
|Note Classification||Middle | Base|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
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.
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.
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.